Office of Education

ICYMI: Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Statement On Gov. Ducey's Teacher Pay Increase Proposal

April 18, 2018

"The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to raise teacher salaries by 20 percent by the start of the 2020-21 school year.

"'Arizona’s job creators value teachers; they are integral to the success of our state,' Arizona Chamber President and CEO Glenn Hamer said. 'Arizona’s teachers have earned a pay increase, and our growing economy makes it possible to deliver for them.

"'Governor Ducey’s plan to boost teacher pay by 20 percent by the 2020-21 school year and to include the pay increase in the budget baseline and adjust it for inflation in future budget years is bold, timely, and addresses the state’s top concern. The Arizona Chamber believes the plan’s adoption is essential to state’s continued success story. Let’s get it done.'"

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Read the statement online.

For more information or assistance, contact Governor Ducey's press office: (602) 542-1342.