Dispatch from our photographer allowed inside Skinner Middle School (the only place DPS allowed a news camera inside) “I wasn’t allowed to go everywhere I wanted. It felt like we were going to rehearsed areas” Our photog describes the scene as “less than orderly” still #DPSStrike
Nearly 100 teachers marched outside DCIS at Montebello this morning demanding fair wages. According to one student, kids inside the school were sitting around in the gymnasium and library doing little or no work #DPSstrike
East H.S. ran out of hand-out special schedules, leaving a bunch of students with no idea where to go. So, the kids played @PublicEnemyFTP, danced in the hallways, and some eventually joined their teachers on the picket line. #DPSStrike
I stand with our teachers! Maybe we should start paying them as if they are shaping our children and our future because they’re doing just that! I can tell you, personally, that you couldn’t pay me enough to teach and look after your bratty ass kids tbh.... #DPSStrike #DCTAstrong https://t.co/qqR5dG1Z7j
STORY: Denver teachers are walking the picket line for the first time in 25 years. “It’s about pay but it’s also about respect,” one said. #edcolo #dpsstrike #denverteacherstrike https://t.co/c5zZBHKgtl
my DPS-Grad daughter, from college: If only I were there, I could have carried a sign saying “My old teachers deserve all the money in the world for having to put up with me” #DenverTeacherStrike #DPSStrike #DCTAStrong
It is as much about being competent as it is about being able to forge a working relationship.
LOL @ DPS thinking they can just put a bunch of subs in a building and expect things to work out."
#DCTA #DenverTeacherStrike #denverteachers #dpsstrike
One of the central issues in this strike: bonuses for teachers at high-poverty schools. Some teachers support them, but I talked to one on the picket line who walked away from $7,500 because her job had become untenable. #dpsstrike #DenverTeacherStrike
Spoke to @Lily_NEA, head of the national teachers union this morning. She said #DenverTeacherStrike should give pause to other school districts considering bonuses and incentives as a key part of their pay system. #edcolo #dpsstrike
It's frustrating to watch the negotiations between @DPSNewsNow & @DenverTeachers fail to avoid the #DPSstrike. While we hope the parties quickly reach an agreement, let's remember that CO schools will remain underfunded until we address #TABOR & #Gallagher.
@KyleClark We had our jr. finally leave DSA. Too loud for him to even call me from inside the library. All juniors and seniors in there with no space to work and no reasonable chance to concentrate. I sent him to the picket line to see what they need. We stand with teachers #dpsstrike
Denver teacher has to rent her apartment on Airbnb to be able to meet expenses
She slept in car to be able to be there for her students
Teachers need fair pay
We require a lot of our teachers
They deserve better than a living wage
We the parents stand with you #DPSStrike!!
$2400 for a 3 Bedroom house in #Colorado is out of control, how do you expect these teachers to live off $14.00 an hour WTF!
The morning started out manageable at @Merrill_Jaguars but daughter now reports that they are in the auditorium watching “Thunderstruck,” a family comedy about 🏀. Her dad is heading to pick her up now. She can learn more at home. #DenverTeacherStrike #DCTAStrong #DPSStrike
WATCH LIVE | DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova and Denver Public School officials address the Denver teachers strike at 11:30 a.m. press conference https://t.co/E0ta91VVYy #DPSstrike #DenverTeacherStrike
DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova says there was a range of reactions at different schools. District will evaluate all schools today and decide how to proceed for Day 2. #DenverTeachersStrike #DPSStrike
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, CEA President Amie Baca-Oehlert, and Kris Bethscheider, teacher at West Early College, marching for DPS students and teachers! #DCTAstrong #RedforEd #edcolo #dpsstrike
DCTA negotiating team said this morning they anticipate Tuesday bargaining to be "a long day." This ends with a deal, one way or the other. #edcolo #DenverTeacherStrike #dpsstrike https://t.co/U8aRiTE2h3
I worked for DPS for a couple years... those teachers are not even closeee to being compensated for the incredible, very hard work they do. Hate to hear it came to this, but these educators deserve so much better. #DPSStrike https://t.co/fKDVCn44kr
@NEPCtweet@DPSNewsNow@DenverTeachers@DenverTeachers are paid great wages and benefits The voters have spoken that they will not fund schools if the administration and teachers clean the coughers of money that should be going to students. That's what schools are for, they are for the kids not the teachers #dpsstrike