A group of teachers stood outside Webber Middle School in Fort Collins before the first bell rang on Monday. They were dressed in red and holding signs with phrases like ‘Education Benefits Everyone’ and ‘My 2nd Job Bought This Sign.’ The teachers were participating in a citywide walk-in to show support for public education. “We’re not out here to say we need more money because we want to be millionaires, you know,” said Jason Nurton, who teaches reading and an outdoor living class at Webber. “We’re out here saying, ‘give us what we need to do the job.’” The teachers say they’re working in solidarity with educators around the state, protesting for better school funding, higher teacher pay and increased retirement benefits. While teachers in...
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Northern Colorado Teachers “Walk-in” To Support Public Education