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The impact on schools "will.remind the public how essential women are to education", wrote HuffPo reporters Laura Bassett and Catherine Pearson, who noted: "More than three-quarters of kindergarten through high school teachers in the United States are women. And never mind the fact that you've inconvenienced parents who now have to scramble for daycare at the last possible minute", one person said on the district's Facebook's page.

After administrators discovered that over 400 teachers, staff and bus drivers would be absent from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina on Wednesday, classes were cancelled, WRAL.com reports.

The organizers of the Women's March on Washington are calling for a general strike in which women take a day off for "A Day Without A Woman" boycott.

The women strike's organizers have suggested that workers who cannot afford to join the strike - either due to financial reasons or for fear of dismissal - can instead wear red in support or support a female-owned business in their community.

A similar statement from the Alexandria district noted that "more than 300 staff members have requested leave". "The decision is based exclusively on our ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all our classrooms, and the impact of high staff absenteeism on student safety and delivery of instruction", district officials said in the statement.

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Not everyone in Denver observed International Women's Day by rallying.

Organizers of the January Women's March called for women to take the day off and encouraged them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society. "We strike for each of them, and we look forward to seeing the creative ways both men and women will showcase their support". "We need to continue the investment in policies that can close the wage gap, especially for women of color, such as access to good jobs, child care, and paid leave, along with reduced discrimination".

Side by side, these women vowed to fight for equality and said there is still more work to be done. The officials said the demonstrations consist of a sizable share of the 1,415 teachers in the 16-school system. "Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools values and supports its female employees", the district said in a statement.

"If the women didn't show up, we wouldn't be able to get work done".


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