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'Teacher Wave' Fizzle: Two-Thirds of Teachers on Ballot Lost in Midterms

'Teacher Wave' Fizzle: Two-Thirds of Teachers on Ballot Lost in Midterms

An Education Week analysis of midterm election data finds that of the 177 teachers who ran for office in their state legislatures during the midterms, only 42 were elected.

National teacher union leaders promoted these walkouts and attempted to relate them to gun violence in schools.

In Arizona, for example, Noah Karvelis led the teachers’ movement known as #RedForEd.

— Noah Karvelis (@Noah__Karvelis) December 10, 2017

In April, Karvelis gave an interview – while sitting in his public school classroom with students present – about #RedForEd to Radio Sputnik, which the Russian government owns and operates.

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