Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that he wants to see every teacher put more money in their pockets, a few days after educators protested his staff getting raises.
“I want to see every teacher in the state Arizona get a raise,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News.
“We have $463 million additional dollars in this past year available for teacher raises. I’ve talked to many teachers who’ve received raises. I want to see every teacher get a raise.”
Ducey said his administration planned to keep funneling additional money into the state’s education system and pointed out that teachers received a small bump this year from Proposition 123 funding.
The stir over teacher salaries began anew last week after it was reported that some of Ducey’s employees received raises as high as 20 percent. Advocates have argued that money could have been given instead to educators.