Teachers protested at the state Capitol on Monday April 16, 2018.

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Teachers in Colorado say their livelihoods are on the line, and many are gathering at the state Capitol on Monday to lobby legislators on pay and retirement benefits, and then attend a rally on the West Steps at 4:30 p.m.

Libby Bucher, a third-grade teacher at Charles Hay World School in Englewood is among them. Her district has canceled class for the day because of the number of teacher using their personal days to not be in the classroom. Bucher tells Colorado Matters about the financial pressure teachers feel, not only with pay, but with resources. Kerrie Dallman of The Colorado Education Association also speaks with Colorado Matters about school funding, pension changes and pay.