Molly Solomon, OPB:
After lawmakers sent funding to address the McCleary decision — including an additional $1 billion passed this session — all 295 school districts in the state opened up their contracts. Most of those districts are still trying to reach a deal.
On Wednesday, teachers from Evergreen, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Hockinson, Washougal, and Battle Ground will head to the picket line. In Cowlitz County, Longview’s union voted to strike immediately and has been picketing since last week.
Most recently teachers in the state’s largest school district, Seattle, voted on Tuesday to strike if a deal isn’t reached by next week.
A region-wide teacher strike is disrupting the start of school for the more than 78,000 students in the area, and it’s still unclear how long it could last.
NPR has a nice state-by-state guide, too.