Teachers in all 55 counties of West Virginia enter their fourth day of protesting low pay — rallying in the streets, and demanding permanent change. The nation stands behind them, here's what they have to say.
I’m always shocked how little teachers are paid. Don’t our representatives know that teachers have one of the hardest and most important jobs in our country ? https://t.co/heWmQHE2eo— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 26, 2018
I respectfully disagree with those who say that our children aren't learning during the work stoppage in West Virginia. To the contrary, they're learning how to stand up for what they believe in. #55Strong #HoldTheLine pic.twitter.com/6C6AClym0l— William Ihlenfeld II (@IhlenfeldWV) February 23, 2018
I am so proud to hear that public schools in all 55 counties of West Virginia are closed for a statewide teacher strike. Their teachers salaries are ranked 48th lowest in the nation.— Andy Thorburn (@AndyThorburnCA) February 22, 2018
Every. Single. School. #55strong
I spoke to an elementary school teacher in W.V. who has to work weekends at Hardee's to make ends meet. Needless to say, she'll be joining the statewide teachers strike this week -- the first in nearly 30 years. https://t.co/pkWs7tek10— Dave Jamieson, LLC (@jamieson) February 21, 2018
What amazes me most about the teacher strike is some people seem to forget that without teachers, there would be no lawyers, doctor, nurses, etc. The future generations start with teachers. #55strong— tori h. (@t_hashimura) February 27, 2018
You guys have no idea how awesome this teacher walkout really is. Teachers/state employees empowering themselves, knowing their self-worth, and not settling on what the state deems as appropriate. This is a lesson in itself. Stand up for what you derserve/believe in. #55Strong— Kyle Gwinn (@K2G8) February 26, 2018
It’s sad that bus drivers get paid more than teachers #55strong— bree☀️ (@breelego) February 27, 2018
1) The teachers of West Virginia are not just fighting for themselves, our children or all public employees. In my view, teachers in West Virginia are joining a fight for the soul and spirit of West Virginia that started hundreds of years ago #55strong— Richard N. Ojeda, II (@Ojeda4congress) February 26, 2018
If you can read this, thank a teacher. (By “thank” I mean pay them a competitive salary, fund their health insurance program, and treat them like professionals with the respect they deserve.) #55strong #55united— (((Mike Pushkin))) (@pushkinforhouse) February 23, 2018
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