Arizona teachers vow to end strike if funding plan passes

Arizona teacher Aurelia Ionescu, front right, chants with other teachers as protest organizers announce their intention to go back to work as the state-wide teachers strike enters a fourth day at the Arizona Capitol, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Phoenix. Organizers vowed to continue the fight for more school funding but stated that they would go back to work once the new state budget is passed. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Arizona teachers said they will end a historic statewide strike Thursday that shut down schools for days if lawmakers pass a plan that offers big raises and increased school funding but that still falls short of their demands.