Arizona teachers to demonstrate for 5th week

- PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona teachers plan to take their calls for higher pay and education funding to the state Capitol for the fifth consecutive week.

Save Our Schools Arizona plans a demonstration at the state Capitol Wednesday afternoon where they'll give state lawmakers "progress reports."

Last week, thousands of Arizona teachers held a protest to demand increased education funding and a 20 percent pay boost.

Teachers in some districts on Wednesday morning held so-called "walk-ins" while heading into school.

The Arizona demonstrations continue as schools in Oklahoma are closed for a third day amid ongoing teacher protests at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Both states have among the lowest paid teachers in the nation.

Arizona teachers are still mulling the possibility of calling a strike but haven't decided yet.
 

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