Denver Public Schools teachers set to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years

Negotiations between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and the Denver Public Schools District for the Professional Compensation System for Teachers have been ongoing for 15 months.
1:41 | 02/10/19

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Oh OK it's. Denver school teachers are walking out it's disheartening I thought we were coming closer to an agreement it seems like we got further away I'm anxious scared. But I'm also angry I think a lot of us are angry where's we have had enough. We feel like it's been a game in and playing with us and month teachers say they've been trying to get a serious proposal from DPS for months but the DPS waited until this week to make significant movement and we would talk about. Each year what those costs increases would be. DC TA president Henry Rome on says even Westminster schools pay a higher base salary than Denver 50000. Dollars it would take us grand total of three years to get the 49. With our current proposal the proposal we just share right now yes and incredibly disappointed superintendents is on a Cordoba says the district has come to the table with multiple offers in the last two days. This afternoon. They sweeten the pot with an extra two and a half million dollars that would have been financed with additional cuts to central administration. And offers our teachers almost 11% increase for next year. And it's to hear their feedback and to be in a position where rather than sticking with it and figuring it out. I'm incredibly disciplined and luckily the district can have some time they can happen till Tuesday. Jimmy Jackson wants her young daughter to see what's going on I feel like I am showing her. What it means liked it but it means to stand up neatly and and ensuring her and it. And showing her what it means to do what you need to do and that's you elevate your compassion.

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