teacher raises

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Mar 28, 2023

$10K teacher raise bill stalls; Gress hopes for bipartisan solution

A Republican measure that would give Arizona teachers a $10,000 raise over the next two years stalled as the bill sponsor hopes to reach a bipartisan agreement that Gov. Katie Hobbs can sign.

vouchers, ESA, private schools, public schools, Ducey, Hobbs, governor, tuition, budget
Feb 6, 2023

Nation watches as Arizona’s universal ESA voucher fiasco fails

Universal ESA vouchers are already a dismal failure defunding our local public schools, threatening to bankrupt our state and raising red flags about taxpayer-funded discrimination. And the nation is watching as special interests rush to force through vouchers in other states before the cautionary tale of Arizona comes fully to light.

Thousands of teachers, students and public education advocates rallied at the Arizona Capitol on March 28, 2018. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 4, 2018

20% teacher pay raise made to be permanent

With Arizona’s 2018-2019 state budget now signed by the governor, I wanted to clearly explain how the 20-percent teacher pay raise was determined, how it will be provided to schools, who will be receiving raises and how much should educators expect – as there has been a great deal of misinformation about how this actually […]

Apr 20, 2018

Ducey goes on veto spree to push teacher plan

Ducey, playing hardball with state lawmakers to get his teacher-pay raise plan passed, vetoed 10 Republican-sponsored House bills in an attempt to force the legislature to finish the state budget.

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 19, 2018

Ducey takes on budget risk to fund teacher pay hike

As Arizona clawed its way out of the Great Recession, Gov. Doug Ducey sought to ease the state’s reliance on borrowing and gimmicks to balance the budget.

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Apr 18, 2018

Ducey mulls gambling to help fund teacher raises

Gov. Doug Ducey hopes to fund part of his teacher pay package through a new form of gambling that may be illegal, is opposed by a key backer of the governor -- and also could blow up the deal Arizona negotiated nearly two decades ago with Indian tribes.

Teachers rallied at the Arizona Capitol on May 2, 2017, after Rep. John Allen said teachers got second jobs to increase their lifestyle and buy boats. Teachers chanted that they wanted a 4 percent raise from the state. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 18, 2017

Arizona governor gives raises to aides despite lean budget

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has given 44 of his staffers raises of up to 20 percent despite offering teachers raises of less than 1 percent because of a lean budget.

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May 10, 2017

Speaker withholds teacher pay raise proposal from vote

Arizona schools won't be forced to use some of their annual inflation aid for teacher raises.

Jan 25, 2017

Ask your school board, not me

AZ Schools Now, the coalition of education groups that asked Ducey on Monday for a four percent across-the-board pay raise for teachers, is likely out of luck.

Jul 8, 2016

Most school districts planning to use Prop. 123 money for pay raises

Arizona teachers, who have gone years with minimal or no raises, are about to receive the reward of more pay from the voter-approved Proposition 123.