On this edition of Your Call, we hear from teachers who are organizing and going on strike to demand raises and increases to public education funding.
It took the longest strike in the state’s history for teachers in West Virginia to earn a five percent raise. Their strike showed what a unified workforce can do. Teachers in other parts of the country, including Arizona and Oklahoma, might be following suit. We’ll speak with teachers across the country to find out what they’re facing.
Sharon Reese, special education English teacher in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Heather DeLuca Nestor, middle school teacher and leader of the West Virginia Education Association chapter in Morgantown, West Virginia
Lyndsey Schlax, high school social studies teacher in San Francisco, co-founder of Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence and SFUSD Educators Connect
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