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Citing $750 Million Tax Break for Amazon While Students Suffer, Teachers Walk Out in Virginia

January 30, 2019

Here’s a quote from this article that synthesizes the issue:

Governor Northam has offered a $269 million funding package for schools—about a third of what the state is giving Amazon.

The governor “wants applause for increasing teacher salaries five percent when our wage gap is 40 percent,” tweeted Sarah Pederson, a teacher who helped organize the march, when the funding package was announced last month. “They want us to feel good about $80 million for a school construction fund when Amazon was given SEVEN TIMES that for a headquarters.”

It is possible that these teacher walkouts are educating the voters about where their money is going… and it isn’t into the communities… it’s into the pockets of corporations.

Source: Citing $750 Million Tax Break for Amazon While Students Suffer, Teachers Walk Out in Virginia

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