Oklahoma teachers extend walkout to second week

Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City Friday

A San Antonio educator is keeping tabs on the teacher walkouts in her former state of Oklahoma.

Public schools in Ada and Byng will be closed on Tuesday because of the teacher walkout.

The marchers are mostly women, and they have formed a tight bond. We have to stand strong. "There were more than 1,400 people who marched".

West Virginia teachers were on strike for nine consecutive school days.

This weekend, hundreds of teachers gathered in solidarity on the steps of the Capitol encouraging fellow teachers to continue to rally. Almost the entire student body-about 640 in total-walked out of the Pike County Central High School to support their teachers.

Fallin recently approved a $6,100 pay raise for teachers, but Oklahoma teachers said this is not enough.

Now, the teachers union has laid out two new demands to end the walkout.

"When we have the induction program we have an experienced teacher that's part of this program supported by the AEA who's working with the beginning teachers to make sure they're better equipped and supported not only teaching the content but also interpreting the data and working towards student growth", Parker said.

State Sen. Mike Schulz left R-Altus President Pro Tempore of the Senate speaks next to Sen. Greg Treat R Oklahoma City Senate Majority Floor Leader during a press conference on the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers at the state Capitol

Trump's education secretary Betsy DeVos used remarkably similar terms to inveigh against striking Oklahoma teachers last week. "These kids are being cheated and Oklahoma is reaping what they've sown for our education and our children". "I hope that adults would keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place and serve the students that are there to be served".

Jorgenson and Jo Lynn Carbbe are both lifelong teachers and experienced protestors over education funding.

"This year's education budget, which spends $2.9 billion (a 22 percent increase), has been signed into law".

Those are reasons why Mid-Del Public Schools also marched to the state capitol on Monday.

"I think the #MeToo movement has even really propelled us forward", she said. This would set a precedent for every state to divert more public money to for-profit charter businesses.

She was using Facebook Messenger to talk with the 15-year-old and orchestrate their meetups, police said. "They're fighting for the rich".

"Out here to spread the word that schools need funding", stated Guss. Supporters of the bill said the changes are necessary to save the state's pension systems.

McDugle said he had voted to increase teacher funding once already, but wouldn't vote to do it again. "The deeper cause is that teachers-and schools-are competing with the elderly for scarce funds", he claimed before advocating cuts to Medicare and Social Security. She said the strike will continue until the state increases funding for basic needs such as textbooks, supplies, chairs and desks.

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