The years 2017 and 2018 has been very trying for many educators all over the country. Teachers in various parts of the nation have been asking their state’s leaders for more funding and higher wages. Instructors in the state of Arizona were also a part of this trend. Educators in states such as Kentucky, West Virginia and Oklahoma were striking during the 2017-2018 school year. Huffington Post recently reported that Arizona teachers are now taking part of this movement.
Teachers are on the front lines in their effort to provide children with a first-rate education. Equipment, materials and basic supplies is needed to carry out this job. Teachers realize that many school districts are usually strapped for cash. This is also true for wealthier districts where money has not been an issue in the past. However, money is in short supply today, regardless of a district’s financial standing.
Schools are required to pay for resources and maintenance fees to keep buildings open. They also have to pay money for transportation, equipment and for hiring good teachers. Keeping a school building in good condition can also be a problem. Keeping the lights on and classrooms heated during the summer months can also be a challenge for many districts as well.
Teachers in Arizona just want to make sure that their students are getting the best service possible from the district and from them. The money they are asking for will help them to improve their jobs and to obtain a well-deserved pay raise. Ultimately, teachers in Arizona and the rest of the nation want to ensure that no person involved within the education field is being shorted by the system.