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Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers plan to walk out in what could be huge rallies

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 2, 2018

If these teachers are as concerned with students as they say, maybe they should consider bailing on government schools and going private.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/02/us/oklahoma-kentucky-teachers/index.html

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers are walking off the job Monday and holding rallies in their state capitols to pressure lawmakers.

Inspired by the West Virginia strike in which teachers demanded and got a pay raise from state leaders, a wave of other states, including Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona, are taking similar action.
Educators are organizing and publicly pressuring state lawmakers over issues such as education funding, teacher salaries and pension reform.
Teachers in Oklahoma are rallying for more education funding and salaries, and those in Kentucky will be marching over a controversial pension bill and the state budget.

“This isn’t just about teacher salaries,” David DuVall, executive director of OEA, told CNN. “This is about funding our schools for our students,”
Priest told CNN that educators are working in classrooms without full sets of textbooks and that some of the books are more than 20 years old, affecting the quality of education for students.
Although House Bill 1010XX, which was signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin last week, provides education funding, she said that the $50 million in the bill “will buy less than one textbook per student in Oklahoma.”
“We’ve been cut over 28% in the last 10 years in education funding, and our schools just can’t maintain all of the supplies, instructional materials, textbooks, even copy paper. Copies are limited in schools to maybe 30 a week,” she said…
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