Kelley Burd-Huss is a West Virginia-raised and educated writer and attorney. She grew up in Harrison County, W.Va., the daughter of a public school teacher and a natural gas field manager. She graduated with three BAs from West Virginia University, and currently spends her time researching and writing about how Christianity informs our engagement in the political process and in caring for one another. She lives with her husband, two small children, and three large dogs in Houston, Texas.
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The Christian Principles Apparent in Historic West Virginia Teacher Strike
In this environment, it has been easy to overlook what in any normal week would be a top story. Since Feb. 22, West Virginia public school teachers and employees have been forcing the state's 55 county boards of education to shut down, citing inadequate pay and climbing health insurance costs. That is every teacher, every public school, in the entire state. Though a strike of this scale is extraordinary, it is not without precedent. In 1990, West Virginia teachers in 47 counties stopped work and earned an across-the-board $5,000 pay increase for teachers throughout the state.
Mass Shootings Are a Mammon Problem
The National Rifle Association, the conversation leader in our country's debate on gun violence, is an organization founded and operated as a trade association for the firearms industry. In short? Their chief reason for existence is to sell more guns and gun accessories. And the money reflects this reality.