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Low salaries, minimal benefits, short staffing, pandemic worries, exhaustion and burnout: Many teachers would tell you this is the job description of today’s educators, and the result is a problem so grim that many are leaving the field or making drastic lifestyle changes. Read more»

Beth Lewis, the executive director of Save Our Schools AZ, and high school teachers Rodrigo Palacios both spoke at a June 15, 2022, press conference opposing an expansion of the state’s school voucher program.

A proposal to let all 1.1 million Arizona students get taxpayer dollars to attend private school cleared a state legislative committee on Wednesday with Republican support, but it won’t have the votes needed to win approval in the full House of Representatives. Read more»

TaiAnna Yee (left) signs one of the three petitions that the Invest in Arizona campaign is gathering signatures for to overturn three laws Republican legislators passed to cut taxes and revenue for a voter-approved education fund on Saturday, July 14 in Tempe. The Invest in Arizona campaign must gather over 110,000 signatures by the end of September. They are facing a lawsuit to end the campaign on state constitutional grounds.

The Invest in Arizona coalition seeking to let voters decide the fate of a massive tax-cut package approved by Republican lawmakers this year has ramped up hiring of paid circulators to gather signatures ahead of a deadline that is less than two weeks away. Read more»