Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

But some school advocacy organizations like the Alliance for a Quality Education (AQE) say state funding is not keeping up with inflation, leading many schools to place support services like counselors on the chopping block.

"There are too many Colorado teachers who can no longer afford to live in the communities in which they teach", explained Susanna Mitchell, President of LEA.

"We were accredited before the state came and we have not been unaccredited and I think you're making a big to-do out of this before the board gets an opportunity to even see what they've come up with", Porterfield said.

"We have to change and try something different", she said of teachers choosing to run for office themselves. I'm not mad. I'm not upset.

Again, partisan differences emerge on the issue, with 61 percent of Democrats saying they are very concerned compared to just 20 percent of Republicans.

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The CEA said it was expecting about 400 teachers at Monday's Capitol rally.

The Colorado Education Association is hosting what it's calling a "Lobby Day" and the Englewood teachers are joining the CEA in support.

Swanson Elementary teachers at their school walk-in. "From this point on.it's about us teachers keeping our own voice going". And New York state lawmakers increased school funding by $1 billion in their budget.

"We have more and more students coming to us who have trauma, abuse, neglect, or complex histories that impact their ability to learn and responds in ways that we're used to", Smith said.

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. "What we have done is good, be we need to do a better job in communicating with them".

"If you look at per-pupil spending, it's gone up since "A Nation at Risk" was reported", DeVos said in an on-stage interview with Willliam Bennett, one of Reagan's secretaries of education.

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