Denver teachers end three-day walkout after deal to raise pay 11% | Education

Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11%. The deal was worked out in talks that lasted through the night and signed in the morning just classes started, giving teachers short notice and little time to get to their schools. They were encouraged to return to their classrooms if they felt ready, even though the deal awaits ratification by the full union…

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Fred Klonsky: Denver Teachers Strike Over Low Wages, Merit Pay That Forces Teachers to Compete for Money – Education Article

  We will have more commentary on the Denver teacherss’ strike. Here, Fred Klonsky reminds us of the much-ballyhooed, but ultimately failed merit pay called ProComp, that substituted merit pay for adequate salaries.  Don’t pay attention to Democratic Senator Michael Bennett, who claims to favor the teachers but was superintendent of the Denver public schools who launched corporate reform and lost many millions in tricky financial deals while he was in charge. He was anti-union when he was superintendent and…

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Mercedes Schneider: Denver Orders Central Office Staff to Prepare to Be Scabs – Education Article

    Denver teachers voted to strike, but it is not clear when or if it might begin. The leadership is preparing for a strike, Mercedes Schneider points out, by informing central office staff that they are expected to act as scabs in the event of a strike. Like this: Like Loading… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by dianeravitch Read Full Article

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