#RedforEd: Valley teachers prepare for statewide walk-out

- With just days away from a statewide teacher walk-out, today, more schools held walk-ins as teachers and support staff continue to push for better pay and funding.

"We're going to be collecting food all three days of the walk-in," Susan Seep said. "We're going to get it delivered throughout the day, Wednesday. We'll pack boxes for families to take home."

Educators made preparations with a food drive for students and parents, so kids would still receive free meals during the walk-out that would normally be given during school days.

"We're afraid that if we go invisible, they'll forget how important this is to everybody in Arizona," Seep said. "We want to remind the voters how important this is. We want to remind the community how important this is and how committed the teachers and the rest of the educational staff in Arizona schools are committed to taking care of the community."

Other educators used music as a soundtrack to their message for Gov. Ducey and state legislators... a spin-off of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin.'"

"I got a feeling he wouldn't mind us using his work, but really if you just look around, I think you'll see all the motivation," Dan Carpenter said.

That song, a reflection of what the Redfield teachers and supporters are calling the "Red for Ed anthem."

"Forty-ninth place in terms of financial support for teachers and kids and our schools is just not enough," Seep said.

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