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Social media reacts to historic Arizona Teacher walkout

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 11:33:55-04

For those who couldn't make it to Phoenix - KGUN9 had LIVE coverage of the historic teacher walkout on our social media pages.      
Many people weighed in on their thoughts about the red for ed movement. 

While there was a lot of passion, hope and energy at the rally - the same feelings filtered out on social media. 

Here are a few positive comments KGUN9 saw on Facebook.

"Folks, Arizona needs to get serious about funding public education and yes it does mean our taxes need to go up a little. but we get in return a smrt and educated arizona." - Michael Reed 

"Proud parent of a special needs kid from Bloom Elementary here in tucson. We stand with all teachers and support staff who pave the way for our children to be the ones who sit there today to make the decision to thank their teachers or disrespect them. Ducey, I ask you, "who was your favorite teacher and why?" sleep on that." - Lisa Funkhouser

Here are some comments KGUN9 found that were against the teacher walkout

"You have my full support. stay strong teachers. parents appreciate all you're doing." - Amber Callen

"Increased pay will go right back into the school system as most teachers pay out of pocket for supplies and teaching materials." - Josephine Lopez 

"They should all be fired, would you be fired from your job if you walked out. Teachers knew what the pay was going to be if you don't like it don't be a teacher and find a different job." - Greg Robinson 

"Bet none of them would march if it was during their summer break. Handle your business on your own time, not when the kids need to be in school."

"I feel sorry for the students." Jane McGarity"Teachers should handle their business on their own time - like summer break." Gary Browning 

If you would like to join in on the conversation - head over to our KGUN9 facebook page and comment!