Day of Action for Education

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    When:
    March 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    2018-03-28T16:00:00-07:00
    2018-03-28T19:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    Arizona State Capitol
    1700 W Washington St
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    USA

    “In the wake of teacher strikes across the nation, local grassroots groups Save our Schools Arizona and Arizona Educators United will hold a Day of Action March 28 at the Arizona Capitol and at locations across the state.

    The Day of Action will call upon thousands of education advocates to gather at the State Capitol, in Tucson and in Northern Arizona to send a loud and clear message that Arizona voters have had enough of bad education policy by state lawmakers.

    Save our Schools Arizona is the grassroots group responsible for referring Proposition 305 Empowerment Scholarship Account (voucher) expansion to the November 2018 ballot. Arizona Educators United is the grassroots coalition responsible for organizing the statewide #RedForEd event on March 7. Both groups are exclusively volunteer Arizona residents who organized in response to bad education policy in Arizona.

    “We want to ensure students have access to highly qualified and experienced teachers, that educators are compensated fairly, and to improve the educational environment. These are all things Arizonans want in order to improve our state’s future,” said Noah Kavelis, a public school teacher and lead organizer of Arizona Educators United.”

    WHAT: Arizona Day of Action
    WHY: Arizona teachers, school professionals, parents, retirees and business leaders are fed up with bad education policy and have united to demand better.
    WHO: Save our Schools Arizona and Arizona Educators United
    WHEN: March 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Arizona State Capitol.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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