"This is how the GOP retaliates against the people who educate our children."
Dueñas and Holstine skipped the event to register their opposition to Trump’s policies on immigration, education and LGBTQrights.
Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.
The Denver teachers walked out Monday following 15 months of negotiations over a controversial bonus-based pay system that educators say leaves them unable to predict their salaries and guarantee financial security.
"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."
“Even before election day, we’ve already won because we’ve exposed the corruption of the Republican Party. There’s no hiding behind the curtains anymore.”
“Angry educators are flooding down-ballot races.”
“It’s tough for those in power to penetrate these alliances.”
Instead of expressing a modicum of compassion for the special needs student, his teacher and a teacher’s aide incessantly derided the boy and his condition with open disdain.
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