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Teachers striking at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Photo: J Pat Carter/Getty Images

After a half dozen teacher protests throughout the spring, teachers are taking their actions in their fight for equal pay from the street to the ballot box.

The big picture: Teachers in both Kentucky and Oklahoma — who participated in walkouts and strikes to advocate for higher teacher pay and better quality classrooms for their students during the winter and spring — have already unseated traditional candidates in battles for seats in the state legislature.

By the numbers:

Notable winners:

Why it matters: These victories by educators are evidence to incumbent politicians in other states that their protests have worked and people are in favor of raising teacher pay across the country.

What to watch: Arizona's primary election is on August 28. Teachers will look to make a similar impact.

Go deeper: Why teachers are walking out of the classroom

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Scoop: Red Sox strike out on deal to go public

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.

Trump political team disavows "Patriot Party" groups

Marine One carries President Trump away from the White House on Inauguration Day. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.

Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at the helm. But others have formed their own "Patriot Party" entities during the past week, and Trump's team wants to make clear it has nothing to do with them.