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West Virginia Lawmakers Reach Deal For Striking Teachers, Governor Says

Teachers celebrate after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans announced they reached a tentative deal to end a statewide teachers' strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Robert Ray/AP)
Teachers celebrate after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans announced they reached a tentative deal to end a statewide teachers' strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Robert Ray/AP)

West Virginia’s governor has announced a deal to get the state’s striking teachers back to work. The teachers will get a 5 percent raise, which they had asked for.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Kevin Green, a teacher in Bradshaw, West Virginia.

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