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West Virginia Teachers Are Striking Again, This Time over School Voucher Scheme

February 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

West Virginia teachers and school workers are set to strike again, and this time it’s about school vouchers.

A year after they walked out asking for higher wages and lower healthcare costs, the state’s teachers unions are set to strike again, starting Tuesday. The dispute has been created by the State Senate’s proposed amendment to a funding bill that would create charter schools and offer education savings accounts, a type of school voucher. If passed, the bill would also reduce the amount of funding available to traditional public schools.

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