Oklahoma students walkout in support of teachers

Oklahoma students walkout in support of teachers

Oklahoma City Public School District sent a note to parents as well supporting the walkout.

Gov. Mary Fallin said she'll sign the tax package, which fell short of teachers' demands. This week, teachers are working on arranging carpools for the walkouts, making signs, and preparing students for the walkout by helping them stay current with their assignments, according to NewsOK.

"All my educators in my district say, 'Hold strong, we're going to be up there next week". Consumers will pay $1 more per pack of cigarettes. But it also pursued tax cuts during the economic recovery that followed, dropping income taxes and reducing the gross production tax on oil and gas companies. They haven't talked about years two and three. Claremore Public Schools will be closed April 2-6.

"I've been told "Trust us" too many times in this building as have teachers for about the last decade. We don't know any of the information about the students, but some are probably Cherokee", McGavock said. "We can get a better deal.' So I held out", said state Sen. "By signing these measures, Oklahoma will move to second-highest in the region, up from the lowest, in average teacher pay". The nonprofit professional organization has almost 12,000 members. I just hope they don't do it every day.

Like in Kansas, Oklahoma's tax cuts and deregulation spree didn't have the desired effect on the economy. But, that won't be enough to avert a planned teacher walkout next week.

"This is a very historic moment", she said. There are 1,500 fewer teachers in the state than in 2010, and 10,000 more students than in 2015; 20 percent of Oklahoma school districts have switched to four-day weeks to save money.

Oklahoma teachers are fighting for more than raises for teachers.

-A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. Oklahoma teachers say it's not enough, however, and they still plan to strike next week.

"They need to fund our schools better, and until that happens, we're going to walk out", said Adrien Gates, an elementary school teacher in Norman, Okla. The regional average was $48,450. "I can't tell you how many teachers have said 'I would sacrifice any raise if my classroom was fully funded, if I had everything I needed for my students, '" Ferguson-Palmer said. "They're listening to the business community, saying that we have to have a highly skilled, educated work force". "There will still be an effort to advocate for continued elevation of per-pupil funding and teacher salaries in the future, but for now we want to provide this opportunity for everyone to show their support for education here in Oklahoma".

"Some are looking at using Monday as a celebration day to come to the Capitol and thank the governor and the Legislature for passing such a historic measure", he said. He thinks other state agencies need more funding as well. "Not go up there and be who you are". "They asked for something we didn't get anywhere near close, and then now we're rushing it through in the middle of the night on Wednesday night".

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