Flooding State Capitol, West Virginia Teachers Save Public Education From Privatization Scheme

(COMMON DREAMS) Julia Conley, February 20, 2019

West Virginia teachers celebrated Tuesday afternoon when they learned the strike they had staged had helped force the state House of Delegates to vote down an education reform bill that would have pulled funding away from public schools, redirecting it to private and charter schools and harming students across the state. The pro-privatization bill failed in a 53-45 vote.

The victory marks the second time in the past year that teachers in the state have used civil disobedience to force legislators to invest in public education.