D.C. schools and teachers struggle to reach a contract after three years

The July 8th Washington Post article, mentioned the June rally led by WTU union members to demand protected planning time, due process for teachers appealing IMPACT, increased pay to match inflation, and smaller class sizes. President Lyons explained the importance of reducing class sizes to Washington Post reporter, Perry Stein, particularly on the heels of COVID-19. 
President Lyons acknowledged that while smaller class sizes would boost student performance, the demand had been removed by the Union.
“We would love that,” Pogue said. “But we took that off the table a long time ago.”

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