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Oklahoma Educators' Walk out Earnings momentum in its Second week

11 April 2018, 11:26 | Katrina Lee

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"If the other schools are struggling to get the numbers, that's gonna really hurt what we have in the blood banks", Mr. Estabrook told KTUL.

The proposed $5-per-night tax on hotel and motel rooms was part of the original education package and would have raised about $45 million, but it was heavily opposed by the hospitality industry.

A West Virginia strike last month ended with a pay raise for teachers.

Now, the teachers union has laid out two new demands to end the walkout. The governor also signed a bill to raise about $20.5 million requiring third-party online retailers to collect and remit sales tax back to state coffers.

Jeremiah Smith, a physical science teacher and track coach at Midwest City High School, says it might have put more pressure on lawmakers if they had canceled the meet, but that wouldn't benefit the students.

Teachers are urging lawmakers to pass new legislation, arguing that schools in the state need more funding.

A teacher and her husband drove to the police department in Clinton, Oklahoma, on Saturday to make a startling confession, according to the state's bureau of investigation.

"This needs to go nationwide", Val, a physical education teacher in Oklahoma told the WSWS.

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They are also determining how many days they'd be willing to support a teacher walkout.

Leaders of the Arizona Educators United say they could announce a date for action at any time.

"We are about 90 percent of the way to our year-one ask for education and, so, we're close", said Oklahoma Education Association president Alicia Priest.

Thousands of teachers marched the 14 miles from the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond to the state capitol Monday, while a delegation of teachers from Tulsa continued their 110-mile trek to the capitol.

More than a half million children out of school for the walkout, and some are out along sidewalks in support of the teachers.

Fallin has faced the brunt of criticism from teachers, many of whom blame the term-limited governor for supporting tax cuts and generous state subsidies for businesses that have led to declines in state funding for schools and other state services.

Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister on Monday extended the time period for students to take standardized tests in hopes of preventing the loss of federal money.



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