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Dee Snider salutes striking teachers with 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

Teachers have adopted the tune in their fight for higher pay and benefits. (Source: Charles Sykes/AP) Teachers have adopted the tune in their fight for higher pay and benefits. (Source: Charles Sykes/AP)

(RNN) – He may have been the bane of teachers three decades ago, but now he’s a rocking advocate for their cause.

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider kicked off his run with the Broadway show Rocktopia this week with the band’s anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take it.”

Teachers have adopted the tune in their fight for higher pay and benefits.

“This one’s for all the teachers out there tonight,” Snider shouted as he launched into the 1984 Top 40 hit.

About 500,000 teachers have been on strike in Oklahoma since April 2. Educators have also staged protests or hit the picket lines in West Virginia and Kentucky in recent months. Arizona's teachers are weighing a walkout.

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