The Latest: Arizona teacher stage walk-ins; walkout weighed

The Latest: Arizona teacher stage walk-ins; walkout weighed
FILE - In this April 11 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Arizona teachers began to vote Tuesday, April 17 on whether to walk off the job in their push for more funding for education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona (all times local):

8:15 a.m.

Arizona teachers are conducting another round of protests outside schools as they weigh whether to escalate their push for more school funding by walking out of their classrooms.

Teachers staged so-called walk-in protests Wednesday morning outside schools in communities such as Glendale, Phoenix and Peoria.

Meanwhile, a grassroots teachers group is conducting voting in which teachers indicate whether to go on strike.

The walkout vote comes after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey offered teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020.

The grassroots-group says Ducey’s plan doesn’t address other needs, including raises for support staff and a return to pre-Great Recession school funding levels.

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11:30 p.m.

Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests.

The walkout vote comes after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey offered teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020.

Officials of a grassroots group that has mobilized tens of thousands of teachers say the governor’s plan doesn’t address other needs, including raises for support staff and a return to pre-Great Recession school funding levels.

The potential for Arizona educators to walk out en masse is causing some confusion about how school districts would respond.

It’s also unclear what the repercussions could be in the right-to-work state, where unions don’t collectively bargain with school districts and representation is not mandatory.