After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16% over the next five years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians.
"We don’t want to be out of our schools tomorrow but sometimes you have to take a hard step in order to get what’s right.”
"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.”
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