In a letter at the Denver Post, the executive director of the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) offers his opinion about the recent “sick-outs” in Denver Public Schools:
It is disheartening to see some Denver teachers abandon the children they teach, instead choosing to participate in â€œsick-outsâ€ and â€œpark-outsâ€ to protest the districtâ€™s generous and unprecedented offer. Sadly, for these individuals the education of children is not a priority.
Districts and communities deserve the opportunity to invest in hard-working, quality teachers who are committed to educational excellence and should be able to reward teachers for the important work they do.
Teachers deserve an association which promotes the professional interests of teachers without jeopardizing the education of children.
And children deserve teachers who are dedicated to their education.
Kris Enright, Englewood
PACE is a non-union, alternative professional teachers organization.