Aug. 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
Denver Educators and Community Members Demand Equity, Protest Sweltering Classrooms
DENVER – Denver educators and community members will gather at the Denver Public Schools administration building on Monday, Aug. 26, to demand equity for students forced to learn in excessively hot classrooms. High temperatures are predicted throughout the coming week. This event hopes to raise awareness about the conditions many students endure this time of year and the education policies that have pushed school to start earlier in recent years.
Who: Denver educators, parents, students and community members
What: Rally to Demand an End to Sweltering Classrooms
Where: Denver Public Schools Administration Building
1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
When: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Why: Serious inequities exist across Denver schools. At least 60 schools lack the needed air conditioning and heat dissipation to conduct classes during hot days. High temperatures are expected throughout the week. Previous bond and mill levy money was used to purchase and upgrade the Denver Public Schools administration building instead of upgrading facilities at aging schools. Pressure to perform on standardized tests has pushed the start of school earlier in recent years, prioritizing test scores over student well being.
About the Caucus of Today's Teachers
We are a group of teachers, social workers, psychologists, paraprofessionals, and support staff who work with the students of Denver, in their schools, each and every day. We believe that our students deserve movers and shakers, service people and fighters, advocates and practitioners, who elevate students' needs and voices.
We are people from all corners of our school district: new, veteran, retired, and represent many backgrounds, races and thoughts. One thing we all have in common is our desire to give all Denver students, their families and their communities the absolute finest schools that they deserve. Learn more at www.TodaysTeachers.org.
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