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What’s on the horizon for teacher protests in 2019?

January 3, 2019


The past year was a notable one for teacher activism, with six wide-scale protests and strikes in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia. These movements started over long-standing issues like a lack of education funding and a decline in teacher pay. And in some cases, along with bringing more attention and publicity to these problems, these efforts have had a demonstrated impact.

In West Virginia, for example, teachers’ demonstrations led to a bill that moved to raise state employees’ pay by 5%, and it’s not the only place that’s conceded to give teachers raises.

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