“Such concerns don’t sway strikers such as John Waldron, who argued the public backs union calls for more education spending and smaller class sizes. “Right now, we’ve got a lot of momentum,” said Waldron, a social studies teacher in Tulsa and a member of the Oklahoma Education Association’s legislative committee. “We’re not just walking out for ourselves anymore—we’re walking for everybody.””

Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across America With No End in Sight

They started in West Virginia, then Oklahoma and Kentucky. Now, Arizona could be next.