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On The Crest Of A Strike Wave

C. intermittently tweets as @thehousered The South Lawn
teachers with picket signs To believe that the West Virginia strike was a natural expression of the correct alignment of social forces isn’t just wrong, it sells West Virginians short.

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The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers' Strikes

Alia Wong The Atlantic
For educators in Oklahoma and other states, the strike demands go far beyond better pay. The strike gets at the heart of some of the biggest issues facing America’s children: access to  effective teachers, high-quality learning materials, and modern facilities. 

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WV Teachers Tell Us Why Public Schools And Unions Matter

Jeff Bryant Progressive Maryland
What makes the West Virginia Teachers strike similar to other effective acts of solidarity against entrenched right-wing power is that it was borne in the democratic cauldron of public schools.

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The West Virginia Option

Joe Burns Labor Notes
By all accounts, the strike is a bottom-up rebellion. It was organized by rank-and-file teachers, with state teachers’ unions scrambling to catch up.

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