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"Arizona, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are among the states that made the deepest cuts to education in the decade since the Great Recession. In 2018, however, lawmakers in these states boosted school funding. It’s no coincidence, according to a new paper issued by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), that these improvements came soon after educators launched successful strikes to protest the chronic underfunding of their public schools.
“Protests by teachers and others helped drive substantial school funding increases over the last year,” writes Michael Leachman, Senior Director of State Fiscal Research at CBPP and co-author of the paper." ...
"Yes, for real. From now through April 12, anyone in the US or Canada can nominate the teacher in their lives -- or one that impacted them -- to win a free cruise aboard the Norwegian Joy, according to a report from Travel + Leisure. Hell, teachers can even vote for themselves. And you know what? They deserve it."