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Stephanie Winkler, the statewide teacher union president, encouraged teachers, parents and students to rally Monday to remind lawmakers to keep students' best interest in mind as they vote for the state budget. Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal.
As of Sunday, union officials said they were planning for just a one-day teacher walkout. In Kentucky, so many teachers staged a sickout on Friday that 29 school districts were forced to cancel classes because they couldn't find enough substitute teachers. Main, the teachers' union spokesman, told ABC ...

Boone County's superintendent said the move comes in response to the Kentucky Education Association's request to close schools. The two school districts join Covington Schools as the latest to shut their doors to students Monday. Superintendent Randy Poe said in a letter that the decision will allow ...
The WSWS urges teachers in Kentucky and throughout the US and internationally to sign up for the WSWS Teacher Newsletter to receive updates on the expanding struggle. Thousands of teachers in Kentucky staged wildcat sickouts Friday, closing schools in 29 counties. The protests were in opposition to ...
Albright and her fellow protesters in Kentucky are not the only teachers locked in a struggle with their state government. Just weeks after a protracted ... GOP State Rep. John "Bam" Carney, a teacher himself, made clear in a passionate speech from the floor that he was not impressed with the protests.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Teachers across the country are staging protests, looking for better pay and pensions. In Kentucky, schools were closed Friday after hundreds of teachers refused to show up. In Arizona, thousands marched this week on the State Capitol. In Oklahoma, they're threatening to walk off the ...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of teachers jammed Kentucky's Capitol Rotunda Friday to protest the surprise pension bill passed late Thursday night. A dozen school ... Teacher DeeAnna Albright admits she called in sick to go to Frankfort, and she says more work stoppages are possible. "I guess ...
LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Teachers in Vanceburg, along with many other counties, are making their voices heard outside of the classroom today about their concerns on the state's public pension system. It comes after the Kentucky Senate voted 22-15 yesterday to approve a bill that preserves most ...
Teachers and students gathered in Frankfort on Friday to speak against the pension bill that passed unexpectedly the night before. ... District officials announced the last-minute closure early Friday morning in response to significant teacher absences that left it unable to "safely cover a large number of ...
Teacher unrest spread to another deep red state in Oklahoma, where the GOP-led legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school funding. Teachers are mulling whether the current offer from lawmakers is enough to avert a work stoppage. Kentucky Education Association President ...

On Thursday night, Kentucky's Republican-controlled state legislature passed a controversial teacher pension reform bill that lawmakers had only revealed to the public hours earlier. In response, teachers across the state decided not to come into work the next morning. More than 20 counties across ...
She noted that Kentucky law does not allow teachers to strike. Concerning the teacher shortage across the state Friday, Winkler said she cannot control individual teachers. “I support their right to call in sick if they are ill, and they are sick,” she said. Winkler said teachers are upset with “the blatant disrespect ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Legislation that would offer drastically different pension benefits for Kentucky's future teachers – with some tweaks to those offered to state and local government workers – is waiting for action from Gov. Matt Bevin. Senate Bill 151, which was amended in the House and passed ...
Future teachers will have to work longer before becoming eligible for retirement benefits. All current teachers can still retire after 27 years of service and will receive a traditional defined-benefits pension, but future teachers will have to work until their age and years of service add up to 87 or work until they ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A wave of school closures have swept Kentucky as teachers across the state, frustrated by a controversial pension reform bill passed ... At least 20 counties have announced school closures — many citing an inability to cover teacher absences — as teachers and supporters rally behind ...
Kentucky teachers have opposed changes to their pension, which was in Senate Bill 1 that proposed reducing benefits. But in a surprise move, elements of Senate Bill 1 were tucked into another bill, Senate Bill 151, which had been about sewage services, reported several CNN affiliates in Kentucky.


 

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