Thousands of public school teachers refused to go to work in March 1990 in West Virginia’s first statewide teachers’ strike, a result of mounting frustration with having among the lowest salaries in the nation.

According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, the 11-day strike began March 7, late in the West Virginia legislature’s annual session. The strike resulted in a special session on education later in 1990 and proved to be the catalyst for several changes in the state public school system, including the establishing of faculty senates in each school.

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