Colorado teachers push for more school funding

17 April, 2018, 09:29 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Jerry White addressing the assembly of teachers

"The positive state revenue forecast clearly demonstrates there is substantially more money available this year and therefore we can and must do a better job funding our public schools", Dallman said. A plan to bring Apple to the schools. This is the first day back to school for many Oklahoma students following the two-week walkout by Oklahoma teachers. The research also shows that the biggest barriers educators now face to these skills are the lack of access to necessary tools and technologies, and the time required to teach students how to use creative tools. In addition to making the application free for schools, adobe has also introduced named user licensing, enabling students to log into their account and work on creative projects from any location on any device, even from their homes.

Some educators are still expected to lobby today at the Oklahoma Capitol. After years of being undervalued, teachers have swarmed the state Capitol and have pressured their lawmakers to better fund education. Not surprisingly, lawmakers who serve corporate interests want to reduce unions' power and membership.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized on Sunday to "those who were hurt" by comments he made about children being at risk for sexual abuse and drug use while teachers walked out of classrooms on Friday and protested at the state capitol in Frankfort.

Teachers are rising up, and they need all the support they can get.

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As a result of the teacher walkout, the district announced that it would be adding one hour to the end of each school day through the end of the year.

Bevin's said his comments were roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislatures.

"The Foundation remains committed to working with its partners to provide an exceptional education for all children in OKCPS", said Mary Melon, President and CEO of The Foundation of Oklahoma City Public Schools.

The success of West Virginia teachers inspired educators in the other states to follow suit.

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