Colorado teachers to walk out, rally lawmakers for more education funding


Colorado teachers to walk out, rally lawmakers for more education funding

The district's librarian, debate and drama programs and choir and music programs have all fallen causality to ongoing funding struggles, as have elementary and middle school foreign language classes, Marsaln-McBride said.

Katrina Ruff, a local Oklahoma City teacher, stood with hundreds of fellow protestors at the Capitol chanting "No funding, no future!" A day they hope will show signs of progress.

Berryhill teachers voted to keep the district closed one final day Monday so they could head to the Capitol to advocate. "Legislators are working with a positive state revenue forecast in this session - they have substantially more money at their disposal this year to invest in educators and our students", the Colorado Education Association said in a statement.

The Colorado School Finance Project released data in December that found that inflation-adjusted salaries for Colorado teachers fell by 7.7 percent between the 2010-11 school year and the 2015-16 school year, and that the average Colorado teacher salary was about $7,000 below the national average. "We spend more and more of our own money to do things", McNamee said. "Once we understand our common ground, there is much less chance for stereotypes, hatred and crime".

The Pendleton School Board of Directors recently approved a policy that establishes a team-oriented approach to support teachers as they reach out to the traumatized students in their classrooms.

All Monday classes at Englewood Schools are canceled except for those at the Early Childhood Education Center at Maddox and Champions, the district superintendent told Denver7.

Nusrat and Nadel viewed their work with Madison High School as an opportunity to put their education into practice and spread the values they have learned at Drew. "They don't speak for me, and I think that (coming today) was to us a way of saying this is not over".

Bevin's said his comments were roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislatures. During the last two weeks, tens of thousands of educators protested and advocated for increased funding.

"West Virginia woke us up", Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, told cheering teachers at a rally in Phoenix last month. As you can tell from the actions in West Virginia and Oklahoma, teachers are fed up with students lacking educational resources.



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