The #RedForEd movement was just the latest in a broader movement across the country that includes teachers walking out to increase their pay and bring hundreds of millions of dollars back into K-12 systems. But this is a battle that’s been going on for some time — at least since the Great Recession.
Many schools around the state have reopened today following the teacher walkout, but Tucson Unified School District’s classrooms remain closed as officials complete their process of welcoming students back and figuring out logistical items.
Teachers are returning to their classrooms across the state Friday morning after their six-day walkout ended. Organizers called for an end to the strike once Gov. Ducey signed into law the K-12 education budget bill, which includes his 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
The National Rifle Association’s annual conference beings today in Dallas. Around 80,000 people are expected to attend and the event is slated to feature high-profile speakers such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, social media personalities 'Diamond and Silk,' Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald Trump.
A small town in central Mexico is attracting tourists, immigrants and realty investors from Arizona, the U.S. and the world. But its popularity is also generating concerns among locals.
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For many, Cinco de Mayo means “party”. And for those who sell Mexican products, that’s a business opportunity. At celebrations this weekend in Tucson and Phoenix, the Mexican government will be promoting mezcal, an alcoholic drink experiencing a boom worldwide.
Donor agreements indicate the foundation gave millions of dollars to have a say in whether university professors should be hired or fired. And universities in Arizona have received funding from the foundation.