Legislative Update: Teacher protests, Prop 123 and proactive school shooting protections
March 29, 2018
Educators throughout Arizona have been protesting low wages and insufficient funding both in public and charter schools. Steve Yarbrough, President of the Arizona State Senate, says he commends the educators for exercising their First Amendment right to free speech, and that the recent 20-year extension of Prop 301 will help with school’s funding issues.
Prop 123 Ruled Unconstitutional
A proposition signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey that would have provided $3.5 billion in education funding over the next decade was ruled to be illegal by federal courts. John Allen, Majority Leader for the Arizona State House of Representatives, is confident that the court’s decision will be restored in the appellate courts.
Governor’s Response to School Shootings
Ducey announced plans for protecting Arizona schools from potential shooters, including increased security on campuses, background checks and other changes.