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A Good Question

From a teacher in Arizona: Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year. She works for the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Milich posted the photo after seeing her expected pay raise for taking professional-development courses. “This is my new pay after taking […]

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Fighting DeVos in Arizona

A word from the Network for Public Education: The Koch Brothers have staked their claim. The November Arizona referendum to stop the expansion of school privatization is their Ground Zero. Help SOS Arizona fight the Koch Brothers here. The Koch’s, through Americans for Prosperity, are pulling out all of the stops. They are joined in their […]

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A Beatdown for Brownback

NPR reports on the Kansas legislature putting Governor Sam Brownback in his place after his failed experiment in governing without money. Turns out, you can’t run government without revenue. The Kansas Supreme Court has already ruled the schools there are woefully underfunded and is requiring the legislature to pony up the funds necessary to properly […]

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A Job Anyone Can Do Isn’t Worth Very Much

Arizona is facing a teacher shortage and low pay is at least partly to blame. According to a recent report: Arizona’s elementary school teacher salaries rank “dead last” in the nation, when adjusted for cost of living, says (Dan) Hunting. High school teacher salaries come in at 48 out of 50 states, he says. Elementary school […]

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