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Why the Colorado marijuana tax doesn't benefit teachers' pay

A group of striking teachers A group of striking teachers
Steven Clarke | 17 April, 2018, 10:30

Pendleton School District Special Programs Director Julie Smith says educators are faced with more and more children who are the victims of traumatic experiences, and teachers in the district are learning how to deal with that. The teachers also won pay raises for support staff such as cafeteria workers and bus drivers, and secured $70 million in recurring revenue for classroom supplies. Teachers already have pressured state politicians into considering other means of funding public schools including two new tax measures. She said teams of educators from around the state will continue to go to the capitol to lobby lawmakers for more education funds. In 2016, Colorado ranked 46th in the country for average teachers' salary, according to a report by the National Education Association.

Some district teachers will head to the Capitol. A $2.9 billion education budget was signed into law prior to April 2, which was the first day of the statewide walkout. 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". The association is asking its members to wear red - reminiscent of what teachers in Arizona have been doing in a campaign they've called #RedForEd. He was a coach and typing teacher for 17 years, but never wrote on the Board and words. As parents and teachers staged sympathy rallies, public school districts were forced to suspend classes for about 500,000 of the state's 700,00 public school students.

"I know there has been some frustration just from what I have heard - a lot of working parents".

Trump's personal lawyer to challenge seizure of documents during Federal Bureau of Investigation raid
He has described the raids as an overreach by prosecutors into the privileged communications between Cohen and his client, Trump. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who for almost a year has been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

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

"West Virginia woke us up", Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, told cheering teachers at a rally in Phoenix last month.

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