/ Modified apr 28, 2019 10:28 a.m.

#RedForEd's Focus One Year After Historic Demonstrations

A discussion with Tucson Education Association president Jason Freed.

This time last year, Arizona was seeing red. The grassroots movement #RedForEd was front and center at the Capitol after tens of thousands of educators staged a walkout at schools that lasted several days. In the end, lawmakers approved pay raises amounted to 20 percent over three years that includes a 5 percent raise in this year's budget. Jason Freed, president of the Tucson Education Association, gave Lorraine Rivera an update on how the movement is continuing to advocate for more funding for public schools.

"#RedForEd will continue, continue to lobby at the state Legislature, continue to lobby our community," Freed said.

This week, teachers and supporters of #RedForEd rallied in downtown Tucson for more funding. Arizona 360 heard from educators about ongoing challenges they face in their schools.

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