The Transylvania Times -

Breaking Point?


April 12, 2018

Earlier this year, teachers in West Virginia went on a successful nine-day strike for better salaries. In recent weeks, teachers in Oklahoma have gone on strike and in Kentucky have protested in mass at their state capitols. Teacher strikes and protests are not unsual in states with strong teachers’ unions, which is what makes these actions noteworthy – they are occurring in conservative states where teachers often have been acquiescent.

So what is driving teachers to the breaking point, where they see no other option but to protest, walk out or strike?

“We’re at the nadir for the...

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