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Fear of strikes forcing states to give teachers much-needed raises
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Fear of strikes forcing states to give teachers much-needed raises

Lisette Partelow explains how the recent spate of teacher strikes has made raising teacher salaries good politics—and has forced states to consider much-needed raises.

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  • Lisette Partelow

Last year, teacher strikes and walkouts took state capitols by storm across the country. In these states and far too many others, average teacher pay has stagnated and state disinvestment in education has become chronic.

Last year, teachers reached their boiling point, and the #RedforEd movement was a last resort to remedy a dire situation.

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Authors

Lisette Partelow

Senior Director, K-12 Strategic Initiatives