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Teachers on strike for 3rd day in southern Colorado

Author: Associated Press - May 9, 2018 - Updated: May 9, 2018

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From left: Samantha, Hannah and Michael Baker stand on a street corner in Pueblo May 7 in support of their teachers on the first day of a teachers strike. (Anthony Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

PUEBLO, Colo. — Hundreds of educators are on a strike for a third day in southern Colorado.

Teachers, paraprofessionals and their supporters are picketing and marching in Pueblo Wednesday as they try to win a 2 percent pay raise for the current school year.

The school district says it can’t afford another hike until the state begins to pay it back next year for underfunding during the recession.

An elementary school staffed by regular teachers reopened Wednesday. Most of the city’s preschools are also open.

Associated Press

Associated Press