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"I'm fortunate to work in an environment where I'm supported, trusted and actively encouraged by my headteacher to take risks and try new ideas, as well as alongside an wonderful group of teachers and support staff who understand the importance of creating a deep, genuine and firmly embedded reading for pleasure culture". But at a roundtable of students and faculty from SUNY Oswego's School of Education, the idea was quickly dismissed. They want to improve themselves.

John Hardin freshman Lena Stevens said, "If the generation is corrupt, then the future is corrupt".

As the teacher walkout ended this week, many educators said they were turning their attention to the November elections.

The rally is organized by the Colorado Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union. "They don't want to be disrupting education, or to be viewed as being harmful to the students or anything". When the 12 year old declined to engage, Knight allegedly wrapped his hands around the student's neck and pushed him against the wall before students separated the two.

As such, Oliva looks forward to the teachers returning to what they do best. He thanked the students for caring about educators and he wanted students to be clear on the issue. Salary has absolutely nothing to do with it.

"I'm blown away about the support you have shown, " he added. "Please don't make it worse!" and "How can we put students 1st if we put teachers last?" "You're not in the military or the police force where they drill it into you".

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The CEA estimates that teachers spend on average $656 of their own money for school supplies for students, and the organization has long argued for higher pay and better benefits for Colorado teachers.

The poll's sampling error is +3.2 percent for Californians overall, and slightly greater for subgroups.

Several Republican incumbents facing challenges from teacher candidates did not respond to calls for comment.

John Hardin senior Athena O'Neil said "there is a lot that is wrong with the USA educational system" and change starts with the teachers.

As a longtime Bartlesville educator who worked his way up through the district's ranks, McCauley said he knows exactly why teachers were reluctant to end the walkout, but thinks it's time for the focus to shift to next steps.

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