Education

Lots (and Lots) of Teachers Are Running For Office This Year. Here’s Why. (Video)

By Daarel Burnette II — October 24, 2018 1 min read

Incensed over low teacher pay, outdated textbooks, and crumbling facilities, teachers this past spring staged protests across the country to bring public awareness to a years-long public school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.

For more coverage, check out our database of teachers running for office and this story on the surge of support teachers have received in recent months.


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A version of this news article first appeared in the State EdWatch blog.