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PCCEA Statement of Support: Arizona Public Education

posted Apr 24, 2018, 1:55 PM by Ana Jiménez

23 April 2018

For the first time in history, the teachers across the state of Arizona plan a walk-out. No one wants to walk-out, and no one walks-out without cause. In this instance, it comes after almost two decades of decimating funding for public education which has led to a mass shortage of teachers across Arizona. The walk-out comes only after a proposal by Governor Ducey failed to address overall shortfalls of funding, promising to increase teacher salaries, but at the expense of financing the tools needed to help students succeed.
Arizona public school teachers—the women and men who spend every day with our children—want to have their voice and experience respected and valued. They want to be treated as equal partners in making sure every student in Arizona succeeds. The students, teachers and educational support staff—and the state of Arizona—deserve a school system that provides enough resource for all students to succeed. In the end, that is what this walk-out is all about.
Pima Community College Education Association (PCCEA) stands firmly with the K-12 teachers of Arizona, and we will support them in their efforts to secure adequate funding that will enable them to give their students the best opportunities.