'We're Not Asking for a Million Dollars': How Denver Teachers Make Ends Meet

February 11, 2019 AT 7:20 AM

By Christina Zdanowicz

For 14 months, teachers in Denver have been negotiating with Denver Public Schools for more pay. On Saturday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said talks had broken off and they'll walk on Monday.

Yes, it's about money, many have told CNN. But it's also about the uncertainty of living paycheck to paycheck. It's about the necessity of taking on a second or third job. It's about the untenability of carrying on this way much longer.

Here are some of their stories:

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