The work stoppage by West Virginia's public school teachers and staff looks set to continue Tuesday. Around 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school service employees first hit the picket lines Thursday in all of the state's 55 counties to demand better pay and benefits. Monday was the third day schools were closed. Christine Campbell, president of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, one of the three bodies representing teachers and service staff, told a rally at the State Capitol on Monday that teachers would not return to their classrooms yet.
"We are ready, we are willing. We stand on the right side of public education, by being back here and outside our schools tomorrow," Campbell said.
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