In the News: Teachers Are Winning Public Support for Pay Raises
In states where teachers walked out of their classrooms this spring to protest low salaries and cuts to school spending, public support for raising salaries has grown significantly, Madeline Will writes in Ed Week.
In the six states where there were widescale teacher strikes and walkouts—West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Colorado—63 percent of respondents favored raising teacher pay. Public support in those states jumped by 16 percentage points since last year.
The findings come from the 2018 EdNext Poll, “Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers,” by Albert Cheng, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West.
— Education Next