Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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West Virginia teachers strike in protest of school choice

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/19, 10:34 am

West Virginia teachers launched their second strike in a year on Tuesday to protest legislation that, among other things, would create the state’s first charter schools. The unions view the legislation as lacking their input and see it as retaliation for last year’s nine-day strike. After that strike, the state agreed to give teachers a 5 percent raise, and Republican Gov.

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Denver teacher strike comes to a close

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/14/19, 12:29 pm

Denver Public Schools and teachers announced an end to the three-day strike with a deal that raises pay by 11 percent, with built-in cost-of-living increases and more opportunities for future raises. The full union membership still needs to ratify the agreement. More than half of the district’s teachers went on strike Monday, but schools remained open, staffed by administrators and the teachers who stayed.

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Not out of the woods yet

Religious Liberty | As legal fees come due in Kim Davis’ case, a once-supportive government seems to waver
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/12/19, 03:31 pm

For Christians who take a conscientious stand for Biblical marriage, the consequences can ripple on long after court cases are settled. Four years have passed since former Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis was sued and temporarily imprisoned for refusing to sign her name to marriage licenses, and more than a year has gone by since a U.S. District Court dismissed the case against her. But her attorneys are still busy defending her rights in court as a battle rages over who should pay the legal fees for the couples who sued Davis and the Rowan County Clerk’s Office.

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