Teacher gives latest pay raise low marks. Please see related story

| March 29, 2017

By Dennis Welch • azfamily.com

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — State lawmakers are now looking to boost teacher pay above and beyond Gov. Doug Ducey’s offer.

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, a Republican from Chandler, said legislators are considering a one percent increase for next year.

[WATCH: Teacher pay expected to be hot topic at state Capitol]

While this is more than Ducey’s proposal, it wasn’t well received by at least one teacher who believes the state can do better.

“It’s frustrating and it hurts a little bit. I’ve dedicated myself to this career and to not feel valued is really frustrating,” said Valerie Meyer, who been teaching in the Valley for 22 years.

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