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Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas explains Thursday why teachers and their allies decided the best way to get new money into the classroom was a tax on the richest Arizonans. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Arizona educators want special tax on wealthy people

Supporters of more money for K-12 education said Thursday there's a reason they are taxing only the top 1 percent of Arizona wage earners to pick up the entire cost: It's politically expedient.