Teacher Walkouts Expected for Thursday & Friday for #RedForEd

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Teachers all across the valley of the sun in Arizona have united to schedule frequent walkouts over the past 2 months. The educators of the state of Arizona all banned together on Facebook to plan the walkouts. Facebook groups and hashtags with the “#RedForEd” phrase have been widespread on social media and even on cars across the valley. The color red has also had a large influence on the movement, with each supporter wearing red colored shirts to spread awareness. Students, teachers, parents and supporters have all united to walk to the state capitol of Arizona.

 

Carlos Reyes’ (Co-owner of National Cash Offer) daughter hand delivers flowers to her teacher that is walking out for the cause

Teachers from the following schools below have all scheduled walkouts as of recently:

 

  • Cave Creek School District will close schools Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27. School resumes Monday, April 30.
  • Flagstaff Unified School District says it will close all schools during the walkout or until enough staff return.
  • Peoria Unified School District will be closed during the walkouts on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Mesa Public Schools will be closed during the walkouts
  • Deer Valley Unified School District will be closed during the walkouts
  • J.O. Combs District says it will close all seven school sights on April 26 and April 27.
  • Avondale Elementary District says it will try to stay open if possible
  • Paradise Valley School District will be closed during the walkouts
  • Gilbert Public Schools will be closed during the walkouts
  • Alhambra Elementary School District will be closed during the walkouts
  • Balsz School District says it will close all schools on April 26.
  • Maricopa Unified School District will be closed during the walkouts
  • Cartwright School District will be closed during the walkouts on Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30
  • Tempe Union High School District All schools closed Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Phoenix Elementary School District will be closed Thursday, April 26 and will remain closed until further notice.
  • Phoenix Union High School District will close all schools until the walkout ends.
  • Glendale Elementary School District will be closed Thursday, April 26, and will remain closed for the length of the walkout.
  • Washington Elementary School District all schools and New Beginnings Academy will close Thursday,
  • Litchfield Elementary School District closing April 26 and remain closed until walkout ends.
  • Glendale Union High School District closing April 26 and remain closed until walkout ends.
  • Kyrene School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26.
  • Tolleson Elementary School District will close Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Scottsdale Unified School District will close April 26th and remain closed until further notice.
  • Casa Grande Elementary School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 but plans to be open on Friday, April 27.
  • Casa Grande High School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 but plans to be open on Friday, April 27.
  • Chandler Unified School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26.
  • Florence Unified School District plans to close starting on Thursday, April 26 and remain closed until enough staff return.
  • Higley Unified School District will close schools starting on April 26 and remain closed until walkout ends.
  • ASU Prep Poly STEM Academy K-8 will close on Thursday, April 26.
  • Marana Unified School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 and remain closed until walkout ends.
  • Kingman Unified School District will close all schools except La Senita (Little Explorers) on Thursday, April 26.
  • Liberty Elementary School District will close all schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 26.
  • Madison School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Osborn School District will close all schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Pendergast Elementary School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 through Monday, April 30.
  • Prescott Unified School District will have delayed start on Thursday, April 26 and early release on Friday, April 27.
  • Roosevelt School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Washington Elementary School District will close all schools on Thursday, April 26 until further notice.
  • Wilson School District No. 7 will close on Thursday, April 26.
  • Yuma Unified School District hasn’t announced closures.
  • Union Elementary School District No. 62 will close schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
  • Payson Unified School District will close schools on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.

 

The reason for the walkouts are due to teacher salary, which is among the lowest in the United States of America with a salary of less than $35,000 a year. The proposal that educators are proposing to Governor Doug Ducey is to raise their salary significantly within the next few years. The walkouts have all consisted of picket signs, banners, shirts with written statements, shouting phrases, and support from various activists within the past few weeks. Since the many walkouts over the past 5 to 6 weeks, Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey has stated that he has a plan to raise educators’ salary by 20% by 2020.

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