BREAKING: Arizona to increase teacher pay by 20 percent in two years


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PHOENIX — After weeks of protests, walk-ins and potential strikes over low pay and poor classroom conditions, teachers in Arizona could soon see an increase in their paychecks.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday that teachers in the state will receive a 20 percent pay raise over the next two years.

The article goes on to state the following:

Teachers will see a one percent pay raise in fiscal year 2018, a nine percent raise in fiscal year 2019 and then a five percent raise in both fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

The average teacher pay in Arizona is $48,723, according to Ducey.

If the Legislature passes the increase, Ducey said teachers will see their pay increase to an average of $52,725 by the upcoming school year and $58,130 by 2020.

Gov. Ducey also pledged $371 million to provide flexible funding for schools to use on improvement projects.

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