Lots (and Lots) of Teachers Are Running For Office This Year. Here's Why. (Video)
Incensed over low teacher pay, outdated textbooks, and crumbling facilities, teachers this past spring staged protests across the country to bring public awareness to a years-long public school budget crisis. Many of those teachers now are running for office and, according to an Education Week analysis, several have a strong chance of winning this fall.
Here, Kavitha Cardoza and I discuss the reasons behind why so many teachers have filed to run for state office.