The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties stands in solidarity with the members of the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, and the West Virginia School Personnel Association in their strike for fair salaries. West Virginia’s low teacher salaries, currently ranked 48th in the nation, cause hardships for teachers and their families and a shortage of qualified educators in the state, as teachers have left for better opportunities in other states.

As post-secondary educators, the faculty and coaches of APSCUF recognize the importance of public education. We support West Virginia teachers’ refusal to accept the status quo.