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Thousands in Tucson rally for education

By Jim Byrne |
April 4, 2018
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Arizona teachers march.
Arizona teachers march. (Fight Back! News/staff)

Tucson, AZ - Thousands of red-clad educators, parents, youth and community members poured into the downtown area April 4, during rush hour. Several marches from nearby schools convened on the street corners outside of the Arizona State Building to send a message to Governor Doug Ducey and the legislature to increase teacher pay and restore the missing $1 billion from the state public education budget.

Stickers circulated the crowd saying, “I don’t want to strike, but I will!” This is the latest in a surge of educator actions in the wake of the successful West Virginia teacher strike.

One protest sign read, “The education system isn’t broke, but we are!”