LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings
California is unusual in that the bulk of education funding comes from the state budget
Public school teachers in states like West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona are fighting for higher pay and more funding for schools. Now one physics teacher thinks he can enact change by joining his state legislature.
Flat or reduced spending in education has meant lower or stagnant salaries and reductions to benefits.
West Virginia teachers head back to the classroom Thursday morning after a four-day teacher’s strike culminated in a deal with the governor for a 5 percent pay increase. It’s being seen as a victory for teachers unions across the country. But is that true? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.