Boas On Why An Arizona Teacher Walkout 'Violates The Social Contract'

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:53am
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
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The Show checked in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment that focuses on big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

Gov. Ducey’s proposed 20 percent pay increase for Arizona teachers over the next three years initially received widespread support. But as concerns mounted about how sustainable the financing of the raises would be, teachers made the decision to walkout this Thursday.

The Arizona Republic editorial page recently featured numbers from the Arizona Community Foundation about how the state compares to other politically conservative states on K-12 funding. Editorial Director Phil Boas wrote about possible impact of a strike and was with The Show on Monday for his weekly appearance to talk about it.

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