Some Oklahoma teachers still at Capitol after walkout comes to an end

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"A week ago, I would have told you I wasn't going to do it", said the 48-year-old Army veteran who has worked in public schools for 18 years, as he drove to the state election board office to submit his paperwork to become a Democratic candidate in this fall's election.

"It shouldn't be this way in a state like Colorado where there's a budget surplus", he said.

"I said, 'What happens if I do?'" she said. We understand if you can't do everything at once. If our legislature can't seem to find the political will to do the right thing and bring funding levels to at least the national average, then we should do what teachers always do: roll up our sleeves and do it ourselves. "And teachers deserve that as well, so we can be the most effective teachers that we can and we can provide for our students in a way that they deserve".

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. However, Republicans are unlikely to support those changes, and their backing would be needed for any legislation to pass because they control the Senate.

Jonathan Singer, chair of UMBC's education department, recognizes the complexity of the issue.

"It's going to have long-term effects on how our children are seeing our government", she said, "and the distrust they are building in our federal government".

"PERA is it for us", Boyd said. Teacher salaries are also about $7,000 below the national average, according to the Colorado School Finance Project.

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"We were accredited before the state came and we have not been unaccredited and I think you're making a big to-do out of this before the board gets an opportunity to even see what they've come up with", Porterfield said.

They say it's not just about their wages. "Roads need more money and we have an opportunity to do that", Grantham said.

Hundreds of Colorado teachers left their classrooms and descended on the state Capitol Monday morning to demand lawmakers protect public pensions and put millions of dollars more into K-12 education each year.

"I'm fortunate to work in an environment where I'm supported, trusted and actively encouraged by my headteacher to take risks and try new ideas, as well as alongside an incredible group of teachers and support staff who understand the importance of creating a deep, genuine and firmly embedded reading for pleasure culture".

Some district teachers will head to the Capitol. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which focuses on statehouse races nationwide, said more than 50 educators are running in other states.

"Wherever I'm employed is where I give my full attention", Richardson said. However, he presented no viable strategy to advance the struggle, saying instead that teachers and parents should continue to lobby state legislators who are controlled by powerful corporate interests, including the oil and gas industry, and are determined to continue starving public education to fund corporate tax cuts.

Kentucky public school teachers rally for a "day of action" at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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