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Teacher Walkouts

by Expect More Arizona

We share the frustration that the State’s investments in education over the last decade have not adequately shown the support and respect that Arizona’s public education systems deserve. We are saddened that our teachers feel so disrespected and unsupported that they have chosen to walk out. An excellent teacher in the classroom is fundamental to …

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Today's News Havasu

Community support improves our teachers — and keeps them around

by Expect More Arizona

There are a lot of people with a lot of ideas about how to make education better. One Lake Havasu City couple is putting their money where their mouths are. Some time ago, Jerry and Cindy Aldridge donated $50,000 to the Arizona K12 Foundation to encourage teachers obtain professional development through the National Board of …

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AZ PBS Politics Unplugged

AZfamily – 3TV & CBS5AZ – Politics Unplugged

by Expect More Arizona

Chris Kotterman with the Arizona School Boards Assn and Erin Hart with expect more Arizona talk about legislature passing bill to extend Prop 301, keeping an education sales tax in place. Ken Strobeck with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks about plan that would change how digital products and services are taxed. This …

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Fox News 10 – Newsmaker Sunday: Joe Thomas, Erin Hart

by Expect More Arizona

    FOX 10’s John Hook talks to Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas and Erin Hart of Expect More Arizona about the movement for higher teacher pay and #RedForEd (Red for Education). This interview originally aired on Fox News 10 – Newsmaker Sunday on March 4, 2018.

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Long-term education goals won’t be reached in one budget cycle

by Expect More Arizona

During the 2008 economic crisis, some Arizonans lost their jobs or their homes, or both. With revenues down, the state budget was drastically cut, and education funding took a beating. After nearly a decade, Arizona is finally getting back on a stable economic path and is ready to invest in the future. Our recent poll …

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Education tops Arizona voters’ list

by Expect More Arizona

Despite being near — or at, depending on the analyst — the bottom of the list for teacher pay nationally, Arizona’s voters continue to express the need for better K-12 education. According to a December 2017 poll via education advocacy group Expect More Arizona, the majority of the poll’s approximately 600 likely Arizona voters agreed …

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Arizona voters support increased funding for teachers and students

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona voters say they support the idea of extending the Proposition 301 sales tax, which is set to expire in 2021. But when it comes to increasing the sales tax from its existing 0.6 percent, that’s where things get a little shaky, according to a poll recently released by Expect More Arizona. While 68 percent …

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2018 State of the State Highlights – New Funding Proposed for K-12 Education

by Expect More Arizona

Monday afternoon, Governor Ducey delivered his fourth State of the State address and once again pledged to make public education a priority by adding more dollars to the budget for K-12 programs and restoring many of the cuts made during the Recession. In fact, the governor indicated that 80 percent of all available new dollars …

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Poll Shows Education Remains Top Issue for Arizona Voters

by Expect More Arizona

DECEMBER 2017 POLL HIGHLIGHTS Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit education advocacy organization, commissioned a statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in mid-December 2017. For the third year in a row, the poll shows that Arizona voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, the economy or healthcare. …

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Making Progress Together

341 organizations

are partnering with us to make education a top priority in Arizona

80 thousand

supporters of the movement for world-class education in Arizona

96 percent

of Arizonans believe all kids deserve a world-class education

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