"We're worth it," said teachers during Red for Ed march (copy)

Photo courtesy of Catherine Salazar, RVUSD

Payson teachers supported the Red for Ed movement, which led to the creation of the advocacy group Save Our Schools. That public school support group last week issued a bleak report on education provisions in the new state budget — and bills still in process in the legislature.

The just-adopted state budget includes some modest wins – and some big losses for public education, according to Save Our Schools and other advocacy groups.

The budget Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs hashed out with the Republican-controlled legislature included some increases to public school funding – but put no constraints on the accelerating transfer of tax money to private schools.

Contact the writer at paleshire@payson.com

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