Giving Compass' Take:

• The Guardian reports that Denver teachers are set to strike over better pay and working conditions after failing to reach a deal with administrators.

• How can the demands of teachers across our country be met? What areas could be helped with funding? 

Here's an article posing the question if school choice is an answer to the teacher strikes. 


Denver school officials said more than 2,100 teachers called in absent on Monday, as educators went on strike. According to district data, that is about half the teachers employed in Denver public schools.

After failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay, teachers began picketing before the start of the school day. Students joined protests outside several schools.

There has been a wave of teacher activism in the US since last spring, when teachers walked out in West Virginia. Last month, Los Angeles teachers were out for six days.

Denver schools remained open on Monday and district officials said administrators and substitute teachers would staff them. Classes for 5,000 preschool children were canceled.

Read the full article on the Denver teacher walkouts by the associated press at the Guardian