Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Colorado teachers rally for more money for schools, less for corporations

Colorado teachers rally for more money for schools, less for corporations

They plan to gather at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers on Monday and rally on the West Steps at 4:30 p.m.

Burrell, O'Toole and Katie Even, a graduate student in SUNY Oswego's School of Education, side with thousands of teachers who have taken to social media to call for arming them with psychologists and counselors, not weapons. An overall demand from the teachers in Arizona was a 20% raise and public education to be brought back to pre-recession levels.

Mr Biddle said: "Being part of a school with reading at its heart is absolutely fundamental to what I believe in as a teacher".

"This is our sixth annual career fair, and we have had teachers from across the country join us for this event in the past", Fitzgerald said.

"We as a district need to work with our teachers to keep the advocacy conversation going with our representatives and senators", Towne said. "From this point on.it's about us teachers keeping our own voice going". PERA, the mandatory program that manages teacher retirement accounts, is under constant attack from lawmakers who want to balance the state budget by spending money teachers have invested for retirement. And doing this today, this walk out, showed that we care about what they've done for us.

Englewood School District, outside the capital city, announced on Sunday that schools would be closed the following day as 70 percent of its teachers had indicated they wouldn't be working Monday.


The awards were in association with the Open University and the UK Literacy Association and were presented in London.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, speaking at the Reagan Institute's Summit on Education, said that more money and more regulation aren't the solution to the recent stagnant scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress, reports Education Week. "Scores continue to muddle along".

Still, few people in the state seem to know many details about how their local schools perform or the way the state funds its schools - something that hasn't changed much over time. We need to do more to uplift our education sector.

A 2017 survey of NY state school superintendents found that almost half of those who responded said they do not have the resources to help students with nonacademic needs, like mental health.

Selected from Oklahoma were Debra Deskin, a gifted and talented program teacher at Orvis Risner and Charles Haskell in Edmond, and Michelle Spurgin, first-grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary in Duncan.

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