The War on Teachers
With a flurry of bills, Tennessee’s Republican legislators have set their sights on teacher unions. But there haven’t been many labor disputes with teachers here, who make less than teachers in neighboring states without unions. So why are teachers and legislators suddenly so much at odds? The answer has to do with political shifts far from Knox County, and in some cases far from Tennessee—but they threaten long-standing relationships here. Jesse Fox Mayshark reports.
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