West Virginia teachers strike to continue Wednesday

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN)West Virginia teachers plan to stay on strike Wednesday, with union leaders saying there is a trust issue with the Legislature, even after the state House of Delegates decided to “postpone indefinitely” any decision on proposed legislation that spurred the teachers to strike. “We have heard loudly and clearly from our members,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. “We believe that there is still a minute opportunity for something to happen (by lawmakers).” Lee’s announcement that teachers from the state’s 55 counties were expected to stay on strike was met my deafening shouts and applause by the crowd gathered inside the state Capitol. “I think it’s very clear here tonight, and it’s clear …

Denver is so expensive that teachers have to get creative to make ends meet

(CNN)For 14 months, teachers in Denver have been negotiating with Denver Public Schools for more pay. On Saturday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said talks had broken off and they’ll walk on Monday. They split the $2,500 rent. He lives in the smallest room and pays $600. Change is coming, though. Two of Bowers’ roommates are dating and they’ll be moving out in May. That fact of life has Bowers trying to figure out what he’ll do. Splitting that much rent between two people is more than he can afford. “We’re just at that time of our life and it’s getting harder and harder to find roommates,” said the high school physical education teacher. “All my friends are either married …