Colorado teachers plan their own Capitol rally Monday

Teachers set up tents on the lawn of the of capitol Friday

Colorado's teachers' union expects more than 400 teachers at a rally that's planned for Monday at the state's Capitol in Denver.

"I don't understand how many of these teachers can keep on going day after day with hungry students, students that don't have resources and buildings that aren't air conditioned or cooled properly", Land said.

The Pendleton School Board of Directors recently approved a policy that establishes a team-oriented approach to support teachers as they reach out to the traumatized students in their classrooms. The state's teacher salaries rank 46th out of 50, with educators making an average of $46,000 per year.

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Adobe's research has shown that jobs of the future will demand both creativity and creative problem solving skills, two different capabilities that 97% of educators recognize as being essential for students to learn in school. Besides more funding for schools, it's opposing proposed changes to the pension system for teachers and other public employees.

"We are calling Monday, April 16th a day of action", Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA), told KDVR in Denver.

"We're not where we need to be", she said.

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On the other hand, the PERA proposal could include changes to the retirement age and other measures to shore up the vastly underfunded program within 30 years. Extrapolating that to the full association, members may be spending as much as $23 million per year out of pocket, according to its website. "She has been a student at EMIS since the fourth grade, and comes to us from Japan".

Mary and Ashley, who both work for Englewood Schools and declined to give their last names, said the protests are truly about "everybody".

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"It's about the fact that Colorado has the top performing economy in the country, and yet our schools are still funded at or near the bottom", List said.

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