Presentation Title

Feminism and the Fight for Teacher's Rights

Presenter Information

Madison ParkerFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

teachers, work stoppage, West Virginia

Biography

Madison Parker is a senior at Marshall University studying elementary special education and political science. She has a passion for working with students with disabilities within the school system, and is interested in the laws and policies that define their education. For this reason, Madison hopes to attend law school to study disability law and education policy with the hopes to enter public service as a disability policy specialist.

Major

Elementary Special Education and Political Science

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jamie Warner

Start Date

18-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

In 2018 several states, including West Virginia, participated in teacher work stoppages due to their state legislatures. Over 400,000 teachers took part in this movement for pay raises and better healthcare coverage. It has been suggested the 2016 Women’s March was an inspiration to teachers to take part in these work stoppages. Articles have analyzed the history of women in teaching and how society has developed to where 77% of teachers are women. I will use these ideas to examine how the teacher’s work stoppages developed throughout the country in 2018 to offer insight as to how these teachers are creating a national movement.

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Apr 18th, 3:30 PM Apr 18th, 4:45 PM

Feminism and the Fight for Teacher's Rights

In 2018 several states, including West Virginia, participated in teacher work stoppages due to their state legislatures. Over 400,000 teachers took part in this movement for pay raises and better healthcare coverage. It has been suggested the 2016 Women’s March was an inspiration to teachers to take part in these work stoppages. Articles have analyzed the history of women in teaching and how society has developed to where 77% of teachers are women. I will use these ideas to examine how the teacher’s work stoppages developed throughout the country in 2018 to offer insight as to how these teachers are creating a national movement.