Should Texas Teachers Walk Out, Too?

Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky rallied in their state capitals Monday as school districts across their state closed for want of teachers to hold classes. West Virginia teachers walked out for a nine-day strike a month ago, and word in Arizona is that teachers there may follow soon. Will Texas teachers be next? Should they be? Why not? Nothing else has seemed to work to get state lawmakers to spend more on an education system whose funding is so bad that in 2014 after a 12-week trial a state district judge ruled it was literally illegal.Even as Texas' need for a trained and productive work force — that is, an educated one — becomes more and more acute, lawmakers keep shrinking the state's share of overall school funding. What's it going to take to shake them out of this downward spiral?  Continue reading...

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