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Expert available to discuss teachers’ strikes


by Hannah Lynn Robinson

 

Strikes are an important right that should never be underestimated, says Bill White, a professor of educational foundations & exceptionalities at James Madison University. White says that strikes are one of the few means for teachers to withhold their services from the state. They represent the ultimate methods of raising the visibility of the plight of teachers and public education.

White is available to discuss what causes teachers to go on strike, as well as the positive and negative effects they have on the education system. 

“Certainly, prior to walkouts, there should be broad and meaningful talks about issues that swirl around public education. Strikes, or walkouts, should only be used as a last resort. While salaries might increase and school days might be made up, the use of strikes can re-enforce distrust and oppositional positions amongst those who are charged with overseeing public education.”

If you are interested in interviewing Bill White, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to connect you. 

Media Contact: Hannah Robinson, 520-222-2808, robinshl@jmu.edu 

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2019

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