As strikes spread across red states, Arkansas teachers are paying close attention. The massive teacher walkout in Oklahoma continues as educators pressure the state legislature to come up with billions in new revenue to make up for years of declining school funding and long-stagnant teacher salaries. In West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona — all solid Republican states — underpaid, overworked teachers are pushing back. What about Arkansas? The Arkansas Education Association was scheduled to hold a statewide meeting of its members this week to discuss the national wave of walkouts and what it means for teachers, AEA Executive Director Tracey-Ann Nelson said. The organization has heard from a number of members "inspired...
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