Such widespread shared concern about anything is rare these days. Abysmal teacher pay was of course an issue, but WV educators stayed out on strike fighting rising healthcare costs and other issues, all the while making sure students missing school were fed and looked after. The most special and unique thing that you will get from the school is that that 'Teacher-learning-evaluation.
Kentucky public school teachers rally for a "day of action" at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky.
It would be a mistake to think this is exclusively an issue of teacher pay.
"I mean, come on", Steinberg said.
Callie Gonyea, who is in her second year of teaching at Ellis Elementary School in Denver, said she wants to be a teacher for her entire career. "What they are passionate about is you". She also describes her firm belief in teachers encouraging student activism.
"Those teachers marching in Denver are not there because they are greedy, or selfish, or because they don't care about students".
Steinberg's views are in line with an earlier March PPIC poll that found that around 70 percent of likely California voters support stricter gun laws.
The education-focused poll also showed that most Californians are anxious about the effect of federal immigration enforcement on students living in the country illegally and their families. I suspected they were going to say, 'We are done with the strike.' On Thursday, I went up to the OEA table around noon and asked if they were going to stop supporting the strike.
The immigrant advocacy group Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) in San Jose has been fielding more concerns about immigration raids than in the past.
Scott Silva, an Englewood High School English teacher, said they had support from the administration.
Central Hardin High School students also staged a walkout. They said, 'Absolutely not. I buy my students lined paper, pencils, colored paper, markers, crayons, construction paper, you name it.
Democrats recognized the additional dollars allocated this year, but said still more has to be done to ensure funding for schools and educators.
"We know it is the key to unlocking huge potential and has the power to change lives".
On a national scale, the Obama administration oversaw the elimination of the jobs of some 300,000 teachers and other school employees and a vast expansion of for-profit charter schools, even as it handed over trillions to bail out the Wall Street banks.
As for steps teachers can take short of striking, Linda Oliva, associate chair of UMBC's education department, has a few ideas.
"For a lot of Californians, there's a lack of awareness", he said.
"I think part of it is, if the information is out there, is it in usable form? Is it easy to find and written in such a way people can find it?"
- Education funding: Colorado effectively has underfunded its schools by $828 million, the CEA says, because the state hasn't kept up with a state constitutional mandate passed last decade to increase funds each year by at least the rate of inflation.