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Schools shut in Oklahoma amid teacher protest

03 April 2018, 03:00 | Bernice Figueroa

Schools shut in Oklahoma amid teacher protest

Schools shut in Oklahoma amid teacher protest

He is spitting nails. "This is about students, our kids, the very future of our state".

A teacher holds up a sign during a rally at the Kentucky state Capitol in protest for increased funding and to protest last minute changes to their state funded pension system. That vote followed earlier walkouts.

"They decided they would come out and show support for the teachers and education for Oklahoma in general". While many school districts will be closed as scheduled today due to the spring break holiday, other school districts have already canceled classes in anticipation of continuing actions by teachers. In 2015, teachers in Detroit staged sickouts in opposition to atrocious conditions in their schools.

Staff, parents and students are up in arms that the alternative high school in Kincumber is under continuing pressure from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to close.

How long the teachers strike lasts is unknown?

There are almost 2,000 emergency certified teachers in use across the state, when just five years ago the number was below 35. They emboldened educators across the country. "They've really let us drive this and steer this", explains Noah Karvelis, one of the organizers of Arizona Educators United. It's the blasted teacher's union. However, the situation in Oklahoma, West Virginia and elsewhere is by no means unique to Southern states with Republican governors and Republican majorities in the state legislature.

Some of the poorest teachers in America were also there as the lawmakers voted.

Oklahoma ranks 47th among states and the District of Columbia in public school revenue per student while its average teacher salary of $45,276 ranked 49th before the latest raises, according to the most recent statistics from the National Education Association.

He thought it was likely a couple of men who sat in the back of the meeting and called themselves "union supporters". She and her group were able to get inside the Capitol, which was packed, she said.

Schools in the state's two biggest cities, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, will remain closed on Tuesday as the walkout extends into a second day, officials said.


"Because now fights are going worse and bullying is getting worse and when's it going to stop?"

If they don't get what they want, he threatens continuing protests into the summer and beyond.

In the video, Deming asked the legislature for more funding. "How do you negotiate with Facebook?"

The funding is being called the largest single virtual currency gift to a charity in history.

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia spoke to thousands during the rally in Oklahoma, saying lawmakers need to do more. The OEA didn't accept the deal.

In a note from Dr. Rick Cobb, Mid-Del teachers provided a few reasons why they are walking out of class. Teachers say their classrooms are in need of new technology and new furniture.

Most of the Oklahoma teachers walked out of classrooms across the state to attend the rally in Oklahoma City.

Teachers say they've reached a breaking point over education funding and salaries.

Until this state's government cares to make enough of an investment, we'll never know how much interest it could pay and how much of a difference quality education could make in the futures of Oklahoma children. Today, he has seven working keyboards to teach about 40 kids how to play piano. However, new teachers will have to enter a new hybrid cash balance retirement plan as part of their benefit pension plan, in which they must contribute a specific amount of money to their account.

Teachers in Arizona don't have a specific legislative deadline, or a date for a walkout.



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