Kentucky Teachers Rally in ‘Day of Action’ at State Capitol

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Karen Schwartz, a teacher at Phoenix School of Discovery in Louisville, stands outside the House chambers as Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Reprinted from CNN by Dakin Andone on April 14, 2018.

Inspired by her special needs students, Leslie Busch joined her fellow teachers Friday at the state Capitol in Frankfort in what the Kentucky Education Association called “a day of action.”

If public education doesn’t get additional funding, Busch said, more families will turn to charter and private schools, some of which won’t accept students with special needs or will make them pay more to attend.
“That’s unfair,” Busch told CNN. “I am adamant about giving my students a fair chance to be a working member of society when they grow up.”
Dozens of public school districts throughout Kentucky canceled Friday’s classes to allow teachers and school personnel to attend the Capitol rally, according to CNN affiliate WLKY. …

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