In this of a March 10 panel, West Virginia teachers describe how they organized their state-wide walkout. Their struggle has inspired teachers in , who have now set a strike date of April 2. Teachers in many states feel anger at deterioriation in school facilities, low pay, and rising health care costs deducted from their already meager salaries, problems their state governments refuse to address, or worsen with funding cuts.  Teachers who have never been union activists are using Facebook to organize walkouts independent of unions, directly confronting state lawmakers. Teachers in other politically conservative states, without strong labor movements, like and are also starting to organize.  Often they have support from county superintendents and parents, who see the harm being done to their school systems and the teaching profession.