Teachers march to state Capitol to demand more classroom funding

Teachers march to state Capitol to demand more classroom funding

They say they want more money and resources for teachers and students.

Some teachers told CBS4 they are exhausted of having to take time away from the classroom to rally and fix the numerous issues within public education.

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. "Most of the time I am teaching and coaching", explained James Lewis, a 4th grade teacher at Ellis Elementary in Denver.

"We have a team working on action plans to help everybody learn and grow on how to respond to our students", Smith said.

The event was organized by the state's largest teacher's union, the Colorado Education Association, which estimated the crowd at 400. Her 22-year-old daughter is a first-year teacher, and Smith says she can't afford to move out on her own.

Steve Collins, who follows 9NEWS on Twitter, said what he most wanted to know about the protests was "If they are so concerned about the kids, are they not DOING THEIR jobs today?".

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"I pay for a lot of things out of pocket for kids in my class", Lewis said.

After seeing teachers in other states agitate for more funding, Colorado educators are taking their turn.

Marsaln-McBride, who teaches in the west Tulsa district of about 1,200 students, said the association's announcement ending the walkout amounted to telling everyone to go back to their normal routines. "Thank goodness for my administration that has oatmeal in their desk so they can provide breakfast for that poor boy". She says she and her colleagues wrote up lesson plans for their substitute teachers, and that she came to the Capitol to "protect their rights".

In order to compensate for low wages, some schools districts, such as Pueblo City, voted to switch to a four day school week to appease current and entice new teachers. "I'm anxious about our future educators".

The state's largest teacher's union is also opposing proposed changes to the pension system for teachers and other public employees.

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