Education

Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

Author: Associated Press - April 16, 2018 - Updated: April 16, 2018

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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system April 13 in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

DENVER — Teachers in Colorado are joining those from other states in asking for more money for schools.

They plan to gather at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers on Monday and rally on the West Steps at 4:30 p.m.

Classes have been canceled in one suburban Denver school district because so many of its teachers plan to attend the demonstration. Englewood Schools Superintendent Wendy Rubin says that over 70 percent of the district’s teachers are expected to be absent.

The rally is organized by the Colorado Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union. Besides more funding for schools, it’s opposing proposed changes to the pension system for teachers and other public employees.

Associated Press