The clock is ticking as Denver teachers, students and families brace for strike
posted by: Amber Johnson
No deal yet. The clock is about to strike midnight with regard to negotiations over teacher pay in Denver. One of three bargaining sessions have now failed, leaving two left before a potential teacher strike.
“We’re 100 percent ready to strike,” said Rebecka Hendricks, a teacher at Emily Griffith School in Denver. “Absolutely. One hundred percent.”
“Our students don’t have the time for us not to be serving them,” said DPS superintendent Susana Cordova.
At issue are perhaps two central concerns: low teacher salaries and a top heavy central administration office.