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Scores Of Schools In Arizona Close As Teachers Embark On Massive Walkout

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Phoenix, where they are marching on the Capitol to demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. Across state lines, teachers in Colorado are also protesting.

At first glance, the scene probably looks familiar to many people in Phoenix: tens of thousands massing outside Chase Field on a bright Thursday afternoon in April, clad in red and rippling with anticipation. But that scene, if it were typical, would feature fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks — not the teachers who have gathered near the baseball stadium with quite

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