Arizona Educators United

Nov 8, 2019

Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor

The activists behind last year’s Invest in Education Act are considering a comeback – they’re eyeing a sales tax hike, an idea they have routinely rejected in the past as regressive and detrimental to the poor.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 3, 2019

Red for Ed movement no longer a revolution, but it’s still alive

April 26, 2019, came and went without a spectacle at the Capitol.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 19, 2019

House panel approves bill to quash political activity in classrooms

The president of the state’s largest teachers’ union warned a House committee Monday of a potential Red for Ed resurgence if they advanced a contentious bill from Rep. Kelly Townsend last night, which they did.

The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Sep 21, 2018

Arizona Supreme Court pulled into political fray

The Arizona Supreme Court’s integrity is under attack by supporters of the defunct Invest in Education Act who accuse the justices and Gov. Doug Ducey of collusion.

A screenshot of azjustice44.com, a website that aggregates Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick's written opinions and articles.
Sep 14, 2018

Justice Bolick starts ‘boring website’ amid political clamor

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick has a website featuring his written opinions and articles, a rare step for a judge but one that becomes more explicable in an election year.

Dan Hargest (Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 14, 2018

Dan Hargest: The man who clothed ‘Red for Ed’

Dan Hargest started screen-printing T-shirts in his back yard in 1999. Nowadays, he's more well-known as the printer who churned out nearly 25,000 “Red for Ed” shirts in the past two months.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 3, 2018

Voices of the Red for Ed movement

The Arizona Educators United and Red for Ed movement drew an estimated 150,000 teachers, students and public school staff to the Capitol to demand more for education.

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 on April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
May 3, 2018

Pay raise gives political boost to teachers, Ducey

Putting aside the adversarial relationship between the Governor’s Office and leaders of the teacher pay movement, both Ducey and Arizona teachers have benefitted from the “Red for Ed” momentum that swept through Arizona this legislative session.

Arizona Educators United organizer Noah Karvelis addresses reporters and Red for Ed demonstrators after calling teachers back to their classrooms beginning on May 3 - if the Legislature adopts a budget that includes Gov. Doug Ducey's proposed 20 percent teacher pay raises by 2020. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 1, 2018

Teachers end short-lived strike

The Arizona Educators United and Arizona Education Association called for an end to the Red for Ed strike today, leaving most of their demands on the table.

A member of Patriot Movement AZ, a controversial group of President Trump supporters, argues with Red for Ed protesters while Arizona Department of Public Safety officers keep the two groups separated on April 30. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

Photos: Red for Ed protests at the Arizona Capitol dwindle but persist

Public schools across Arizona remained closed for the third day as Red for Ed protesters descended again on the state Capitol.

(Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 30, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 16: Strike everything

Tens of thousands of Red for Ed supporters marched on the Capitol last week, and they say they'll stay out of schools until Gov. Doug Ducey and the Legislature come up with a plan for education that satisfies them.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces a plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise over the next three fiscal years. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 27, 2018

Ducey, legislative leaders arrive at teacher pay deal

Arizona House and Senate leaders have reached a deal with Gov. Doug Ducey on a plan to fund his proposal for a 20-percent pay hike for teachers, but they won’t disclose how they’ll pay for it.