Teacher unions

Striking teachers silently cheer using their hands to follow decorum on not clapping or verbally reacting from the Senate gallery while senators meet in Senate chambers in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 30, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other...
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Teachers rally outside the Capitol, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Phoenix, on their second day of walkouts. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 27, 2018 - 11:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them. Instead, the Republican governor's public relations machine sent out links to a...
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Jenn Gray, right, Ciara Schmalfeld, center, and Jessica Amstutz, left, help set up a special food table at the South Phoenix Missionary Baptist Church for kids affected by the Arizona teacher strike Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classes today over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 26, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Arizona teachers marching to the state Capitol are breaking into occasional chants along the route in downtown Phoenix, including their signature "Red for Ed." Employees at courthouses and office...
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Kitchen worker Nancy Martinez serves a student a free breakfast at San Marcos Elementary School cafeteria Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out over low salaries keeping hundreds of thousands of students out of school. It's the latest in a series of strikes across the nation over low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 26, 2018 - 1:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A wave of red-clad teachers was poised to flood the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public schools, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado. Around 30,000 to 50,000 teachers and their supporters...
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Teachers from Highland Arts Elementary School stage a final walk-in Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. Communities and school districts are preparing for a historic statewide teacher walkout on Thursday that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 26, 2018 - 2:56 am
DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of schoolteachers plan to walk off the job in Arizona and Colorado on Thursday, shuttering classrooms in pursuit of better pay and school funding. But there are key differences between the protests in the two states, which share below-average spending on public...
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Highland Arts Elementary School teacher Amy Lahavich, right, organizes donated food for distribution to students and families on the eve of the teacher walk out Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 7:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for child care, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. Working parents had a week to figure...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Stefanie Lowe, a teacher at Tuscano Elementary School, smiles as she joins other teachers, parents and students as they stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to participate in a statewide job action this week in an unprecedented walkout to demand more funding for public education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:23 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections. Educators who are among the lowest-paid in the U.S. have organized weeks of...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Stefanie Lowe, a teacher at Tuscano Elementary School, smiles as she joins other teachers, parents and students as they stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to participate in a statewide job action this week in an unprecedented walkout to demand more funding for public education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed state lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week. The Republican governor has stuck to his plan to increase...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., during a rally for increased education funding. Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that comes amid recent teacher strikes over low pay and the amount of money allocated to public schools in several Republican-led states. The poll found that parents and those without children are about as likely to think teachers are paid too little. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...
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April 23, 2018 - 12:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An annual public school teacher pay and spending review shows North Carolina improving while still behind national averages for both. The National Education Association released figures Monday with North Carolina ranked 39th in average teacher pay during the 2016-17 school year...
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