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Wednesday
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From West Virginia to Oklahoma: The Teachers Strikes are Spreading

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Downtown Socialists - ISO
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“Someone has to start the spark, and the spark has to be fanned into a flame. But once it’s fanned into a flame, you’re not going to be able to put it out.” - Katie Endicott

From the West Virginia, to Oklahoma, to the UK! Teachers are on strike!

Oklahoma has become the next stop in a grassroots teacher rebellion that began in West Virginia with a wildcat strike by teachers and other education workers that kept the public schools closed in all 55 counties until the state legislature caved and came up with the 5 percent raise that teachers were demanding for themselves and other state workers.

Teachers deserve real pay and health insurance, and students deserve better than sharing crumbling textbooks and chairs. Teachers deserve funds, not guns provided to them.

These strikes are being led by the rank and file - not by the union bosses or the politicians.

We see what happens when teachers unite. We stand in solidarity with the struggle of Oklahoma educators, and educators across the country and internationally. The attacks on public education can be a rallying cry to say: Enough is enough! When we fight together, we can win!


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The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 5409

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