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Poll: 78% of Americans think teachers are underpaid

Teachers striking in Oklahoma
Teachers marching on the Oklahoma state capitol demanding better pay. Photo: J Pat Carter/Getty Images

Many Americans (78%) believe that teachers aren't being paid enough and 50% of them say they'd be willing to pay more taxes in order to give teachers a raise, according to research from the Associated Press.

The state of play: Teachers across the country are walking out of the classroom with demands of higher pay and deeper budget allocations going into education from the state level.

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