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From anxiety to test scores to politics, what teachers face in Colorado’s classrooms

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Empty Denver South High School
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An empty classroom at Denver’s South High School, Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

The fall semester is in full swing. So, what realities face educators in Colorado? Certainly lagging test scores, lack of funding, and politics in the classroom. Amy Baca-Oehlert is president of the state's largest teachers union, the Colorado Education Association. She spoke with CPR education reporter Jenny Brundin.