Striking teachers walked through the streets of Denver on Monday as picket and car horns outside the schools last year blared with the recent US walkout support between a tide of teacher activism in at least half a dozen states.
More than half of the 4 725 teachers who did not attend Denver's first strike in 25 years. As the schools remained open with administrators and substitute teachers, some students crossed the picket lines to move to class.
At one school, students set out to show support for their teachers and sang along the way. Other students joined hundreds of teachers and union members last March in City Hall.
Science teacher Abraham Sespides said that Denver education has been empowered by other teacher activists across the country. "We've finally integrated it by doing this," he said.
One year after the Virginia Virginia teachers started the national "Red 4 Ed" movement with a nine-day strike, strike over 71,000 students in Denver increased 5%.
There has been a lot of walking in Washington State, Arizona, Kentucky and Oklahoma since then. More recently Los Angeles teachers last month performed a six-day strike. It evoked a 6% increase in teachers' departure and promises small class sizes and added more nurses and counselors.
Head of the National Institutes of Education, the country's largest teacher association, told a number of thousands of Denver teachers and supporters on Monday.
"You're here in Denver, because you say, & # 39; can I know what I need to pay? & # 39; Lily Eskelsen announced in a rally outside Garcia State Capital.
The dispute exceeds the incentive-based payroll system of the school district. The city's school district offers bonuses ranging from $ 1 to 500 to $ 3,000 for low-income families with students working with students, most preferred or in positions that are considered to be staffed, such as language pathology in schools, such as special education or speeches.
The union pushes some bonuses down or eliminates them to free up more money for a federal teacher's salary.
The district looks at disputed bonuses as important for increasing the educational performance of poor and minority students. They say dependence on bonuses can lead to greater turnover, which can hurt students and spend money in small class sizes and add support staff, as advisors, as a way to help disadvantaged students.
Bonuses are ineligible after some teachers lose their official low-income status, as some parts of the city are breeding.
The district has proposed to raise the initial salary from 435 255 to $ 45 500 per year. It is $ 300 less than the union proposal, which adds $ 50 million a year to teacher base pays by the union authorities.
In a press conference, District Superintendent Susana Cordova said the talks will be resumed on Tuesday, the statement confirmed by the union.
"It is a problem that our children should not do with their teachers," said Cardova. "I'm really happy that we'll be back at the table so I want to do this right now."
State House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, Democrat, said the strike legislators emphasize the need to fix controversial laws restricting hundreds of millions of dollars state public school spending a year.
The state states that a walkout will cost around $ 400,000 per day and eat about 1 to 2% of the district's annual operating budget for about a week.
There was a strike after the government. The Jared Police Administration has decided not to be involved last week, with administrators and teachers believing the teacher is close to the deal.
However, the police, a Democrat, said the strike was suspended for 180 days if the state pulled out of the intervention and departure. The state has no power to impose any agreement on either side. But it can both try to help the deal reach and they need to participate in the process of finding the truth.
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