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West Virginia teachers aren’t buying “narrative;” some may need to check registration

By ERIN BECK

The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several teachers involved in planning the statewide teachers strike earlier this year say teachers remain unusually interested in the upcoming mid-term election, although some have found themselves removed from voter registration lists.

Teachers also said they aren’t buying into the current argument from GOP leadership. Republicans, led by Governor Jim Justice and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, have sought to the give lawmakers credit for passing state employee raises earlier this year.

“We work with kids all day,” said Emily Comer, who helped organize the strike. “It’s not so easy to get one over on teachers.”

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