West Virginia Teacher Strike Reaches Day 8 With No End In Sight

Associated Press
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West Virginia teachers are striking over better pay and benefits.

A statewide teacher strike in West Virginia entered its eighth day Monday without a clear resolution in sight—keeping 277,000 students away and particularly hurting those who rely on school-provided free meals in a state where the poverty rate is 17.9 percent.

Although teachers have said they want to return to the classroom, and continued to press lawmakers to come up with a solution, those on strike have said their backs are against the wall.

“We feel like we’re under attack constantly,” Cody Thompson, a social studies and civics teacher at Elkins High School, told the Associated Press. “Eventually whenever you’re pushed into a corner, you’ve got to push back.”


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