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Teachers' Strike: What do future teachers think?

Most are not dissuaded from education careers
Posted at 7:12 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 22:12:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - K through 12 students are not the only students keeping a close eye on the teacher's strike.

KGUN9 talked with students working to become teachers.

As current teachers prepare to strike for higher pay, how does their fight look to future teachers training here at UA's College of Education?
UA Education students here are investing plenty of time and money into teaching careers that will continue to require plenty of time and will probably not pay them much money.
Now they're about to watch people in their futures careers walk out on strike.

Freshman Lian Don says, “I feel like teachers need to be paid more, especially since classes are getting bigger.  It's not fair for classes to be increasing and teachers not to be getting paid enough for it."

Education Sophomore Morgan McCloud told us,  "I think it's a really great thing and it's really cool to see so many professionals now, like laying the groundwork for our generation to have like a better work environment."
But does the fact that teachers feel they need to walk out of classrooms make education students re-think their career choice?

LIan Don says she might:  "It makes me re-consider what I want to do.  Cause I still want to help the community when I'm older.  Maybe like go into medical field instead of being an education major."

But Education Junior Taylor Roloff says, "Absolutely not. Huge advocate for public education. Always been."

And Senior Mara Serber says she’s still committed to an education career. “Yes, at times it may be a deterrent but at the end of the day, if I want to be a teacher because I love it and I love kids, nothing's going to stop that."