Year after Denver’s teacher strike, what did the walkout accomplish?

By Elizabeth Hernandez February 4, 2020

A flyer made by Sarah Thomas’ math students advertising a sit-in to show solidarity with striking teachers hangs framed on her classroom wall, an ever-present reminder of the empowerment, exhaustion and unification born out of last year’s historic Denver teacher walkout.

“The strike gave me a glimpse into who I really was and what’s really important,” said Thomas, a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College. “It just worked its magic. It was something that needed to be done, and doing it brought people together.”

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