Arizona Teachers Vote for Statewide Strike Next Week

April 20, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

Arizona educators and school employees fueling the teacher-led #RedForEd movement have voted in support of a walkout — an unprecedented action aimed at pressuring state leaders to act on their demands for more education funding.

Leaders of the Arizona Educators United grassroots group and the Arizona Education Association announced the results of their walkout poll late Thursday.

"We are underfunding our students," said AEU organizer and teacher Noah Karvelis. "We are throwing away an entire generation of students' opportunity of academic success."

Karvelis said they will continue non-disruptive walk-in demonstrations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then walk out Thursday. This will give schools and parents time to prepare, he said.

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