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Colorado Springs-area teachers to rally at Capitol Monday to call for more education funding, protection for pension plans

April 16, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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During their annual lobbying day on Monday, Colorado teachers will join educators from other states in asking for more money for schools, ahead of state lawmakers potentially reforming the public employee retirement fund.

Members of the Pikes Peak Education Association, which includes teachers from El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties, will be part of a rally Monday afternoon at the Capitol, wearing red and calling for more education funding.

A statement from PPEA President Phyllis Robinette reads in part: “It is time that our state legislature do what is right for our state, our students and our educators.  As a state, funding education at the 46th in the nation is simply unacceptable. 

"Protecting our PERA retirement and eliminating the negative factor of $830.7 million is the first step to funding for our students. It is time to provide the education our students deserve.”

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