TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The American Federation of Teachers has responded to the Goldwater Institute's accusation that the teacher walkouts in Arizona are illegal.
The walkout began Thursday, March 26, with teachers fighting for better pay and school funding.
On April 27, the Goldwater Institute sent the following letter to all the superintendents in Arizona.
"If you are looking for a fair statement (as opposed to Goldwater's ideologically driven, misleading statement) on the question of whether there is a right to strike for teachers in Arizona, it is this: There is no statutory prohibition, the Arizona Supreme Court has not ruled on the issue, and the question has no definitive answer," Weingarten said.
Below is a copy of the letter sent out.