PUEBLO – About nine months ago, pink lined the streets in Pueblo as teachers protested in District 60 over concerns of teacher pay.
Months later, it’s déjà vu for Pueblo teachers, as teachers with Denver Public Schools are ready to strike starting on Monday.
‘It does bring back a few memories of last may for us,’ said Suzanne Ethredge, President of Pueblo Education Association.
The president said, she’s not surprised, even after thousands of teachers across the state marched at the state capitol last year.
‘I’m really not [surprised], because I don’t think the fundamental issue was solved last April,’ said Ethredge.
Still, she believes strikes help when it comes to resolving some of these issues.
‘I think it draws attention to some really fundamental issues that need to be solved.’
With the official word that Denver teachers will go on strike, Ethredge says she has some advice for Denver teachers.
‘Hang in there, stay unified and just really stick together, and to just really use this as an opportunity to exercise their teacher voice for their students,’ said Ethredge.