Teachers in Kentucky are protesting a bill that would cut their pension benefits, while Arizona teachers are fighting for higher pay and smaller class sizes.
Most teachers do not want to be armed and don't think that guns in schools would help with safety, according to three polls released this week.
The poll's finding that most NEA members dislike the idea of arming school employees matches the message from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
Despite many school districts' use of apparently uniform salary schedules, females in the education workforce are typically paid less than males for similar roles, according to an analysis of educators' salaries and pension benefits in Illinois.
The Oklahoma Education Association unveiled its legislative demands for a teacher pay raise and increased education funding. But many teachers worry it's not enough.
Has West Virginia's teacher strike started a movement? Arizona teachers are wearing red today to protest low wages. A strike could be imminent.
The Oklahoma Education Association originally gave the state legislature an April 23 deadline to pass a pay raise for teachers, but after public outcry, the state accelerated the deadline to April 2.
Union supporters have claimed that strikes and labor unrest could happen more frequently if the Supreme Court rules against mandatory union fees. But experts aren't so sure.
There is overwhelming support for a statewide teacher walkout to push for higher pay, according to an online survey by the Oklahoma Education Association.
The statewide teacher strike could end today if both chambers of the legislature pass the bill to deliver a 5 percent raise to all school employees.