Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action'

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She said teams of educators from around the state will continue to go to the capitol to lobby lawmakers for more education funds.

In Lewis' 17 years of teaching, he's seen the industry change.

In order to compensate for low wages, some schools districts, such as Pueblo City, voted to switch to a four day school week to appease current and entice new teachers. Walk-ins are rallies outside the school before classes that end with teachers and students walking into the schools together for the start of classes.

Some teachers made a statement locally as well. The teachers plan to hold a large rally at the capitol this afternoon.

Hundreds of teachers across Colorado walked out of class on Monday, and gathered at the state Capitol in a call for action.

More marijuana tax dollars doesn't necessarily mean more money for student funding or teacher pay. According to the National Education Association, Colorado teachers average $US46,000 per year, and rural-based Colorado teachers can make as little as $US30,000.

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The Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike from an average of $43,280 a year for elementary school teachers and annual pay of $46,470 for high school teachers.

Rusty Bradley, a high school technology teacher in Oklahoma for almost 28 years said "I'm fed up". However, teachers said this was not enough and have asked for a $10,000 raise and additional school funding.

The Pendleton School Board of Directors recently approved a policy that establishes a team-oriented approach to support teachers as they reach out to the traumatized students in their classrooms. One school will be open for day care for fees of $30 per child, the district said.

Nearly thirty Oklahoma schools have announced cancellation for Wednesday's classes and admitted that if they do not see a legislative change, the protests could continue through the week.

They want the parents to know what the issues are. "It's hard to find child care last minute", Hoag said.

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