Teacher strike

Oregon teachers walk out, demand more funding

Tens of thousands of Oregon teachers walked out on Wednesday while wearing red shirts to demand better funding for public schools, reports AP.

The state of play: The teachers aren't asking for better pay, but want to highlight the poor conditions of the schools. Republicans in Oregon recently blocked a $2 billion education plan that would tax its wealthiest residents, reports The Oregonian.

Teachers' "wage penalty" is fueling strikes across the U.S.

Reproduced from the Economic Policy Institute; Chart: Axios Visuals