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Where Have There Been Teacher Strikes and Protests? (Map)

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It started in West Virginia. Teachers across the state hit the picket lines in early 2018 to fight for more pay—and came out with a win. Soon after, teachers in several other red states followed suit. And within the year, the movement had spread to some big-city districts as well.

The map below shows the trajectory of the spreading teacher activism, highlighting the states and cities that have seen the most organizing activity.

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Credits: Liana Loewus, with contributions from staff writer Madeline Will.

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