They got what they wanted by going on strike in West Virginia.
Is that what it would take everywhere else? With weakening unions, the possible pitfalls of this strategy are numerous. But I applaud these teachers for sticking to their principles, and I am glad they won this battle. Sadly, they may yet lose the war, as I’m sure the state’s politicians will find a way to gut their funding more than they already have.
Might we see more of this around the country, especially in more left-leaning locales? I suppose we’ll have to wait and see