Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers ralliedâ€“ along with local politicians and supporters â€“ on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at Moshier Field to take these photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow). “Our walkout is a principled non-violent protest in support of a value we hold deeply â€” the promise afforded by universal public education to create individual opportunities for our students, and stronger communities for all,” reads an announcement. According to the Highline Education Association’sÂ website:
“Teachers and support staff have gone six years without a state cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), the Republican Senate budget only includes a small 3 percent COLA over two years and no increase in health care funding, which means teachers will take home less money next year as health care costs rise. Legislators are in line to get 11 percent raises. Several budget proposals would also unjustifiably restrict school districtsâ€™ flexibility to make local decisions about teacher compensation and staffing for student programs.”Until next time, (and thank you so much for reading) â€“ Sterling Paris
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Excellent photos! Highline teachers, paraeducators, families and students all joined 40,000+ teachers around WA State!
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