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W.Va. teacher strike highlights state poverty

Mar 01, 2018 - The Washington Post

Families, some of whom rely on schools to feed their children, feel strain

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Before the strike came to West Virginia, and classrooms in all 55 counties sat empty, and picket lines formed near schools, there was Melanie Slack and her class at Burke Street Elementary. The first-graders had been learning about the moon before the stoppage stalled all of that.

"We want to be in our classroom," Slack said this week. "I love my kids. We don't want them suffering . . . bu...