Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Colorado teachers plan their own Capitol rally Monday

Colorado teachers plan their own Capitol rally Monday

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"While education funding has increased since 2003, deep cuts to education made when the funding formula was introduced in 1998 have not been addressed", says a news release.

Spark for Education is now available to students and teachers for free of charge. "We do know that having the political will to move to one secular school system will reduce wasteful spending and reduce school closures", added Hammond.

Kentucky public school teachers rally for a "day of action" at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky.

On Sunday, teachers in the Poudre School District were preparing for a busy Monday.

Kelly Marsaln-McBride, an eighth-grade science and leadership teacher with Berryhill Public Schools, said the education union doesn't speak for her.

The protests prompted Englewood Schools to cancel class for the day after roughly 150 teachers told the district that they would be rallying at the Capitol. When the state House Majority Leader John Allen heard of this past year he said, "The idea that we are somehow torturing if the have a second job is ridiculous".

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Teachers said they won't stay silent and sit on the sidelines any longer.

And even though lawmakers tried to reverse some of those cuts by passing a almost $500 million tax to increase spending, it's not enough, said Robin Wiser, a high school science teacher from Berryhill.

And though she'll see her salary increase by about $5,800 with the new pay scale, after 10 years in the classroom, Wiser said she now only makes about $34,000 with a master's degree in chemistry.

"If we want to recruit and retain teachers, we have to offer a living wage and a viable retirement", Roman said.

"I'm going to tell them I'm here for them", Peardot said. Per-pupil spending in Colorado has ranked near the bottom in the nation.

"There are a lot of rewards", Cohn said, "they're not monetary, but you better have a rich spouse or a side job".

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