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A Sea of Red at the Arizona State Capitol Wanting Better Schools for Children

Red for Ed RallyToday was a great day for business at the Thursday State Capital Farmers Market as new customers in the form of education stakeholders involved with the functioning of our public schools came to the Capitol grounds, rallying for a better education and school climate for children.

With news helicopters hovering over the capital and public safety and state troopers making sure traffic safely proceeded, the education stakeholders (students, parents, support staff, educators, community members, aspiring and current office holders including Senate Pages) started arriving before 10:00 a.m.

They came from schools all over the valley. They were from elementary, middle, and high schools. Universities were there to show support. They traveled in cars. They filled and came in light rail trains. They mostly wore red shirts that featured slogans like “Save our Schools,” “Strong Schools, Strong State,” “Red for Ed,” and “Educators Strike Back.”
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Evil GOP bastards are plotting to deny your right to vote on Proposition 305

Tea-Publican state lawmakers are plotting with outside groups (read “Kochtopus” and Betsy DeVos) on a plan that could knock Proposition 305 off the November ballot before voters can decide the fate of Arizona’s expanded school-voucher program (vouchers on steroids bill). Will Arizona Republicans ‘repeal and replace’ voucher expansion to thwart referendum?

The goal is to repeal last year’s legislation that expanded the ESA program to all 1.1 million public-school students and replace it with legislation intended to address criticisms of the expansion, according to more than a half-dozen people familiar with the wide-ranging discussions.

Sen. Bob Worsley, a Republican from Mesa (a mythical moderate Republican), has talked in broad terms over the past week with lawmakers and outside groups about new Empowerment Scholarship Account legislation but did not offer specific details to The Arizona Republic.

The “repeal and replace” idea would circumvent Arizona’s referendum process, which allows voters to try to veto a law if they gather sufficient signatures to place it on the ballot.

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March to Save Our Schools at Arizona State Capitol

Jan 6, 9 to 12 noon, AZ State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St.Phoenix

“Save Our Schools is calling parents, teachers, and concerned citizens! On January 6 we will be kicking off 2018 as the Year to Save Our Schools with an event at the Arizona State Capitol. Bring all of your family and friends – we will march, make posters, hear from keynote speakers, listen to live music, play on bounce houses, and send the state a loud and clear message: We are here to support our public schools!

Please spread the word, check out carpool options, recruit friends and coworkers, and plan on joining us!

** Co-Sponsors include AZ PTA and AZ Schools Now **

9-10am: Coffee/hot chocolate, sign-making stations, expo booths
10-10:30am: Remarks from guest speakers
10:30-11:30: March to Save Our Schools
11:45: Call to Action by SOSAZ”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1608947095833245/