/ Modified mar 28, 2018 10:19 a.m.

Arizona Teachers Plan Statewide Action Over Low Pay

Grassroots campaign will see a main event in Phoenix and demonstrations in other cities.

March 28 Teacher thumb Organizations and advocates posted images on social media in preparation for events planned for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 demanding higher teacher pay. Groups included Save Our Schools and Arizona Educators United.
Save Our Schools via Facebook

PHOENIX — Arizona teachers and education advocates are planning a day of action across the state to highlight low teacher pay and school funding.

The grassroots group Arizona Educators United and a group called Save Our Schools Arizona, which forced a vote on a school voucher expansion, plan events in Phoenix, Tucson and seven other cities Wednesday.

The main event is at the state Capitol in Phoenix. The educators group plans to lay out its demands for teacher pay increases and boosts to other school funding.

Arizona Educators United has held Capitol protests since early March. A sickout last week by Pendergast Elementary School District teachers shuttered most schools in the west Phoenix and Glendale district.

Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation.

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