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Teachers news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2018
What’s at Stake in the Teachers’ Strikes?
The fight over the future of public education is a fight over the future of American democracy.
April 19, 2018
Teachers Are Following Their Students out of the Classroom
Young people are leading the way for change, and we should all be listening.
April 17, 2018
Teachers Are Leading the Working-Class Insurgency
And it’s not the first time.
April 9, 2018
Russell Westbrook Is ‘All-In’ With Oklahoma’s Striking Teachers
The reigning NBA MVP is standing up for Oklahoma’s teachers.
April 5, 2018
Oklahoma Teachers Strike for a 4th Day to Protest Rock-Bottom Education Funding
The state legislature has approved an increase in teacher pay, but teachers still haven’t returned to their classrooms, demanding more funding for education in a state that has slashed it dramatically—and paid the price.
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March 12, 2018
The West Virginia Teachers Strike Shows That Winning Big Requires Creating a Crisis
The strikers won all five of their demands by shutting down every public school in the state.
March 6, 2018
West Virginia Teachers Are Resurrecting the State’s Rich History of Labor Activism
But with politicians skirting an overdue reckoning with the energy industry, more struggles are ahead.
March 1, 2018
As the Strike Continues, West Virginia Students Stand by Their Teachers
The organizers of #SecureOurFuture discuss the teachers’ strike and what they’re doing to support it.
February 23, 2018
Open Letter to the State of West Virginia From Its Students
We understand that this strike is not just a day off from school for us; it is not about pay, it’s about what’s right.
February 21, 2018
An Interview With Aaron Maybin
Asking a kid to learn is one thing. Asking a kid to learn when they’re starving is another. Asking a kid to learn when they’re freezing is another.