Rural Arizona school districts skip #RedForEd teacher walkout, stay open

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May 3, 12:00 AM

Rural Arizona school districts skip #RedForEd teacher walkout, stay open

At the small grade school tucked into the ponderosa pine forest about 20 miles west of Flagstaff, most everyone knows each other. The Maine Consolidated School in Parks has an average teacher to student ratio of 1:10 in a community of about 1,400 people. Close relationships like that made the decision easy not to close the school as thousands around Arizona protested education funding with walkouts, teachers said. Susan Crouse, who teaches second grade, characterized it as a community decision versus a faculty decision.

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