Teachers’ strikes in US
Educators in the state reject the lawmakers’ claim that they have prioritized K-12 education in the state budget 2019-2021.
Experts and teachers have repeatedly said that the salary of the teachers in Indiana is comparatively lower than the salary of teachers in the neighboring states.
The new contract includes 11% salary increase over 4 years and a one-time 3% bonus upon ratification. The teachers went on strike on February 21 after almost two years of unfruitful negotiations with authorities
The teachers’ union outrightly rejected the district school board’s proposal for 8% wage hike, and forced the board to postpone a decision on further fund cuts and layoffs
Apart from living wages and smaller classrooms, the members of Oakland Education Association (OEA), are also demanding more support staff and increased overview of chartered schools
The controversial bill, named SB: 451, was set to introduce charter schools in West Virginia for the first time, in a bid to privatize education