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Arizona Teachers End Walkout But Vow To Keep Fighting: 'Now We Must Win The War'

Educators aren't satisfied with the pay bump passed Thursday, but after it was signed, they announced they would return to class — roughly a week after their massive statewide walkout began.

The wide lawns outside the state Capitol appeared Thursday morning much as they have for about a week: overflowing with a sea of educators, clad in red and toting bold-lettered signs.

Yet the mood among the crowd of teachers who had walked out of their classrooms — for so long seeped through with frustration and anger — showed tinges of a different feeling altogether: joy.

That's because after 13 hours of. The protest's leaders had to head back to class if the raise was signed into law, about how that pay bump would affect school funding.

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