Denver teachers will strike on Monday after school district and union leaders failed to reach an agreement in a last-ditch bargaining session Saturday. This will be the first teacher strike in 25 years in Colorado's largest district.
In the district's last offer, Superintendent Susana Cordova said she would eliminate performance bonuses for executive staff and cut even deeper into administrative expenses, eliminating 150 central office jobs. Teachers cheered the announcement, standing and clapping.
But when she said the money from the executive’s performance bonuses would be put into increasing a bonus for teachers working in schools identified as a highest priority to $3,000 — a bonus the teachers union has been trying to decrease — the mood in the room changed again. Read more