What's behind the teacher protests in red states?

Teachers are striking for a second day in Oklahoma, where years of budget cuts have forced one in five schools to operate on a four-day week. In Kentucky, thousands flooded the capital over changes to their pension plans yesterday. In Arizona, teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike.


Photo: Teachers pack the state Capitol rotunda to capacity on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford