Governor, teachers at opposite sides on pay hike. Please see related stories

| February 1, 2017

By Arizona Business Daily

Arizona teachers and Gov. Doug Ducey have recently begun playing tug of war over a decimal point.

 It started on Monday, when Christine Marsh, the 2016 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year, and Michelle Doherty, the 2017 winner, delivered a letter to the governor’s office saying teachers statewide should get a 4.0 percent across-the-board pay hike. By contrast, Ducey is offering only a 0.4 percent raise.

Ducey’s offer does include similar increases every year until the total reaches 2 percent by 2020.

“It’s a step in the right direction,’’ Marsh said. “But that’s not going to solve any issues at all. It’s not going to keep teachers from leaving the profession or leaving the state.”

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