Governor fighting for 20 percent pay raise for teachers

With teachers across the state on strike April 26 through May 3, Gov. Doug Ducey said he is working to increase salaries for educators in Arizona.

With teachers across the state on strike April 26 through May 3, Gov. Doug Ducey said he is working to increase salaries for educators in Arizona. 

"Without a doubt, teachers are some of the biggest difference-makers in the lives of Arizona children," Doucey said. "They need to be respected, and rewarded, for the work they do — and Arizona can do better on this front."

Doucey said on April 26, the first day of the strike, that he was working on getting teachers a 20 percent pay raise as soon as possible.

He also asked for the support from parents. 


Gov. Doug Ducey  

"To parents, I understand the pain and pressure caused by (the) strike," Doucey said. "I want you to know, I am working to get this 20 percent raise passed at the Legislature. But we need your help to make it a reality. Call your legislator and tell them to vote “yes” on a 20 percent pay raise for Arizona teachers. We need teachers teaching, and students learning."

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