29 Sep '14

News Teachers stage mass sick-out to protest changes to US history curriculum

Seventy percent of the teachers at two Colorado schools refused to work as conservative Jefferson County board tries to change courses and teacher contracts Colorado little rebels protest against changes to curriculumTwo high schools in Jefferson County, Colorado canceled classes Monday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest of a conservative school boards proposal to change the history curriculum. This is the second such teacher sick-out in two weeks and comes on the heels of student walk-outs over the issue. At the two high schools where sick-outs were staged, Golden and Jefferson high school, 73% and 81% of teachers called out, respectively. Unrest is also tied to new teacher evaluations. Negotiations for a new contract between the district and the union broke down last spring. Continue reading...

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