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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.