Solidarity to Arizona teachers
The World Federation of Teachers Union FISE, member of the WFTU, sends a message of solidarity to Arizona’s teachers at ESPs, which is led and supported by the Arizona Education Association (AEA) and the Arizona Teachers’ Union (AEU) and struggling to improve the harsh conditions in schools and universities in Arizona.
The downsizing in funding for Arizona’s schools per student have exceeded from 2008 to 2015 the percentage of 36.6%, leading to 48 students per class, schools running only a few days a week for saving with a large shortage of teachers in harsh conditions. Even the courses that are done, take place in rooms without doors, heating, electricity, with broken desks, leaking ceilings. With worn books, that have been published over 25 years ago and exchanged from class to class.
FISE welcomes the decision of Arizona teachers to strengthen the struggles through teachers’ unions and with a united front of teachers, parents and students to demand from the government generous funding.
WE SUPPORT YOUR STRUGGLE
for the right of all children to public modern education without any fees,
for the education that the working class needs and which satisfies the rights of teachers.