Is there any educator out there not feeling inspired by the West Virginia teachers?
Right at the moment it appears the Supreme Court is going to clobber teacher and other public sector unions (see The Best Resources On The Awful Friedrichs & Janus Cases), our brothers and sisters in West Virginia demonstrate how important they are (we are) to children, families and communities.
Here are some useful resources on their strike and struggle (please suggest more):
West Virginia’s Teachers Are Not Satisfied is from The Atlantic.
West Virginia Teacher Strike Enters Its Seventh Day is from The NY Times.
The New Old Politics of the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike is from The New Yorker.
West Virginia Teachers Give a Lesson in Union Power is a NY Times editorial.
Clearly, politicians think they can wait out #WVTeachers. Weekend will be tough. Next week more so. Their fight must be our fight. Chip in to the strike fund. Spread the word. Tweet like hell in support. #55strong #WVTeachersStrike https://t.co/buPotWvNul
— Lori Jablonski (@Lori_Jablonski) March 3, 2018
Given the strike in West Virginia, made a little interactive showing teacher incomes per state, including relative to cost of living. https://t.co/qm1qrPlvye
— Philip Bump (@pbump) March 2, 2018
West Virginia teachers paying out of pocket to ensure low income students don’t go hungry during the strike. https://t.co/vgVTxkjrQv
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) March 2, 2018
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) March 3, 2018
Think that West Virginia sparked something big https://t.co/5CyB1KDV4A
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) March 3, 2018
‘All-In or Nothing’: West Virginia’s Teacher Strike Was Months in the Making is from The NY Times.
The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Takes Aim at Coal and Gas https://t.co/eGNvZyZ9YD
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) March 3, 2018
Scott Walker claimed that government employees are the haves and taxpayers the have-nots.
Striking West Virginia teachers– many of them earning $33,300 a year–are showing that many government employees are have-nots. https://t.co/wUCmi71bjJ
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) March 3, 2018
The teachers of West Virginia are leading the way with a conviction that should be a national example for challenging inequity. https://t.co/xd0QdvrjgD
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) March 4, 2018
BREAKING: West Virginia teachers say they’ll stay out on strike after Senate passes lower raise than they negotiated with governor
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 4, 2018
— EdWeek Teacher (@EdWeekTeacher) March 4, 2018
The Rising Ghosts of Labor in the West Virginia Teacher Strike is from The NY Times.
Fighting Poverty, Drugs and Even Violence, All on a Teacher’s Salary is from The NY Times.
‘We will move forward’: With deal on pay in place, West Virginia’s teachers eye return to the classroom is from The Washington Post.
— AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) March 6, 2018
BREAKING: West Virginia lawmakers reach a deal to end 9-day teacher strike, Gov. says all state employees will receive 5% raise.
“It’s a victory, it’s a victory for all public employees.” – Teacher who was striking pic.twitter.com/4ob9qhg9XI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 6, 2018
Why are Oklahoma’s teachers ready to go on strike? Their schools are in really bad shape, and everybody knows it — including superintendents and their school boards, who are helping organize for a possible walkout. https://t.co/SsqCaVYdML pic.twitter.com/9fei0xFjzw
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) March 6, 2018
The Ripple Effect of the West Virginia Teachers’ Victory is from The Atlantic.
The West Virginia Teacher Strike Was Just the Start is from The NY Times.