State’s largest teachers union says Colorado’s education system is in a state of crisis

The Colorado Education Association released its annual State of Education report and concluded the state’s education system is in a state of crisis.

The largest teachers union in the state — representing 39,000 public educators and school staff — says it is seeing a large number of educators who are considering leaving the profession because of low pay, staffing shortages, work load and safety issues — all problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That is a major red flag when we have, you know, nearly two-thirds of our educators saying that they are considering leaving the profession,” said Amie Baca-Oehlert, president of the Colorado Education Association.

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