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NASWAZ Statement of Solidarity

The National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter (NASWAZ) stands with educators, support staff, and the community as they call for improved and sustainable funding for education that provides for teachers and support staff, school facilities, maintenance, and school resources.

NASWAZ calls upon the Governor and the Legislature to resolve the crisis in education funding quickly and effectively by providing ongoing and sustainable funding for these educational priorities. We know that a quality educational system thrives when children's and families’ basic needs for safety, food, shelter and health care are met. We hope that Arizona’s health and human services will be improved in the future to assure effective educational opportunities for all.

We hope a walkout can be avoided and a viable plan that addresses the educational community’s goals can be quickly agreed upon. We call upon the community to support our educators and the school support staff in this historic moment. Contact the Governor and Legislature. Urge them to act to adequately and sustainably fund K-12 education in Arizona.