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  1. blazer

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    Wow! A 20%, that’s crazy! I only am getting a little over a 9% raise this year ($5,000 increase). However, it doesn’t say how the governor of Arizona is going to fund it and no new legislation has been put forward, according to the article.

    With that said, this is absolutely fantastic for Arizona teachers! I hope that the governor follows through and passes a bill that will give teachers the salary increases they truly deserve.

    I wonder what a certain user on here — who is studying to be a reading specialist in NY — has to say about this. And right after he left...
     
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    A 20% raise in Arizona still wouldn't get me close to what I'm currently earning. I'll go ahead and say oh heck no to that.

    That's putting aside the fact that raising teacher salaries without also increasing funding for things like classroom materials and building upkeep will do exactly nothing.
     
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    I’m curious, what do you currently make?
     
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    20% is the total for over 3 years. The average then would be about 6.7%/ year. A very good raise, but just want to make sure the facts are more accurate.
     
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    This is interesting, family is considering moving to AZ in five years or so.....
     
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    My base salary is $66k, before adding in about $10k from various other optional commitments (mentoring, ESY, summer curriculum, etc).
     
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    Nice! How many years have you been teaching? :)
     
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    Thanks for the clarification! I thought 20% seemed pretty steep and untenable, to be honest.
     
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    This is year number 9, with MA+30.
     
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    Arizona is one of those states that slashed and burned its education budget after the Great Recession. Here are some old stats. So, even though the 20% raise over 3 years sounds great, it looks more like finally trying to get back to pre-recession.


    > Pct. chg. per pupil spending (FY08-FY15): -17.5%
    > FY15 per pupil spending: $3,114 (6th lowest)
    > Decline in per pupil spending (FY08-FY15): $663 (10th largest)
    > Adults with bachelor's degree: 27.4% (22nd lowest)
     
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    Wow! That is not great, now that you put it...
     
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    Sigh.

    Husband is considering moving to Arizona because his field pays pretty well there. But what about me?

    Though I confess I am a desert girl anyway...
     
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    Whoa! I already make more as a 7th year teacher than the MAXIMUM a teacher could make at my level in Phoenix. Gross.
     
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    Their minimum max (?) is the new starting in my state.
     

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