Arizona provides less funding for schools than it did in 2008 and is ranked 49th in the country for teacher salary.
After months of rising tensions with state lawmakers over low pay and low funding, teachers walked out of schools April 26, 2018. In the second week of the strike, educators weren't backing down and planned to head to the state capitol to continue arguing for higher funding.
But even in the middle of a protest, teachers had their students' needs in mind.
Photo by Andrew Millett Photography.