In aftermath of #RedForEd walkout, Arizona teachers vow to continue political activism. See related stories here

| May 8, 2018

By USA TODAY NETWORK • Ricardo Cano • The Republic / azcentral.com

Arizona’s historic teacher walkout was a political awakening for the #RedForEd movement’s rank-and-file educators.

Now, they’ve vowed to use their newfound power to fully restore the $1 billion in education funding cuts endured since the recession — taking the movement to the ballot box.

The unprecedented wave of teacher activism, born out of frustration over stagnant pay and low student funding, will turn its focus toward a $690 million November ballot effort that would increase income taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent of Arizonans to fund education, organizers said.

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