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West Virginia Teacher Strike Ends, But Walkouts Could Spread Amid Pay Crisis47:31
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Teachers hold a rally outside the Senate Chambers in the West Virginia Capitol Monday, March. 5, 2018 in Charleston, W.V. Hundreds of teachers from 55 counties are on strike for pay raises and better health benefits,  (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)MoreCloseclosemore
Teachers hold a rally outside the Senate Chambers in the West Virginia Capitol Monday, March. 5, 2018 in Charleston, W.V. Hundreds of teachers from 55 counties are on strike for pay raises and better health benefits, (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)

A teacher strike in West Virginia ends with a deal to give teachers a pay raise. But teachers in other states are ready to walk out. We’ll look at the crisis in teacher pay across the country.

Guests:

Andrea Lannom, statehouse reporter for The Register-Herald in West Virginia. (@AndreaLannom)

Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association.

Dana Goldstein, education reporter for the New York Times. (@danagoldstein)

Jessica Tilley, fifth-grade teacher at Lee Elementary School in Oklahoma City.

From The Reading List:

New York Times: Fighting Poverty, Drugs And Even Violence, On A Teacher's Salary -- "Raucous cheers echoed off the high marble ceilings of the West Virginia Capitol on Tuesday as state leaders announced they had met striking teachers’ demands for a 5 percent pay raise."

The Register-Herald: West Virginia Answers Teacher Strike With 5 Percent Pay Raise — "West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation Tuesday afternoon that will provide all public employees in West Virginia with a 5 percent pay raise, ending a nine-day teacher walkout that closed all public schools to about 277,000 students in the state."

This program aired on March 7, 2018.

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