March 12, 2018 / Modified mar 12, 2018 8:42 a.m.

National Protests Over Teacher Pay Energize Tucson Educators

Tucson advocate says discussions are taking place.

Last week, lawmakers in West Virginia approved a 5 percent raise for teachers, bringing an end to a strike that lasted nine days. Now there are talks of other states orchestrating their own movements. Lorraine Rivera asked Jason Freed, president of the Tucson Education Association, how the protest in West Virginia has motivated teachers in Southern Arizona.

"There's enough frustration that, definitely, discussions are taking place," Freed told Rivera. He explained how his organization plans to raise the issue of teacher pay with the governor's office and state lawmakers in the coming weeks.

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