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Statement from Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski on Teacher WalkoutStatement from Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski on Teacher Walkout<div class="ExternalClassA6132737401045DDB4C4DE656D9F7F60"><p>"Today, teachers from approximately 400 Phoenix schools will join more than 40,000 educators from across the state in a walkout and march for increased education funding.</p><p>I applaud all the hardworking teachers, counselors, and support staff who have not given up despite the challenges, and who are not giving up now. I am proud of our teachers for taking a stand for our children and for their 'si se puede' attitude. It is time our schools, teachers, and children receive the proper funding they need to succeed. I urge the Governor and Legislature to do what is right and unite with our educators for the betterment of our kids. Support our schools <strong style="color:#ff0000;">#redfored</strong>."<br></p><p><em>For families in need of resources, the Parks and Recreation Department has extended the hours of 24 recreation centers throughout the city on April 26 and 27. Facilities will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to provide a safe and fun environment with activities such as sports, arts and crafts, games and movies to assist families who are affected by the closures. For questions and information contact 602-262-6862 or visit <a href="/parks">phoenix.gov/parks</a> to pre-register. </em></p></div>4/26/2018 5:30:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405