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As Oklahoma teachers declared victory and returned to classrooms Monday after a nine-day school walkout, their Colorado counterparts were poised to stage their own labor action as a movement ignited by a successful strike by West Virginia educators continues to sweep the nation. The wave of teacher ...
The results of the walkout are being closely monitored in Kentucky, where some school districts will be closed due to teacher strikes next week. Arizona teachers staged a non-strike "walk-in" this week, demanding additional school funding and salary boosts. Its organizers have suggested that walkouts are ...

Thousands of Kentucky educators rallied on Friday at their state Capitol, as Oklahoma's largest teachers' union called for an end to their nine-day walkout. ... And we have seen a lot of victories, a lot of potential strikes that didn't get to a strike because people have realized, state and local governments have ...
Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard suggested an idea Thursday to pay for teacher raises by redirecting other education funding. It was a ... Inspired by the strikes in West Virginia and Oklahoma, teachers have been organizing rallies and “sit-ins,” and preparing for a possible strike. Their demands ...
Following a successful nine-day teachers strike in West Virginia, thousands of Oklahoma teachers walked out of classes, demanding better pay and more funding for their struggling schools. Oklahoma ranks 49th in the nation for average teacher salary, and budget cuts have forced 20 percent of the state's ...
Of all the photos, this one posted below by a mom and former school teacher from Ada, Oklahoma, might be the most disheartening. In a Facebook post, Shelly ... The photo explains why Oklahoma teachers are so angry with lawmakers, and why they've been on strike for seven days. They are pushing back ...

Emily Wendler in Oklahoma City has more. EMILY WENDLER, BYLINE: Teachers in Oklahoma got a pay raise last week, but now they want more money for the classroom. And they've been rallying hard for that money all week. (SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST). UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER: What do we want?
The teachers strike in Kentucky was organized within a matter of days. But in Oklahoma, educators have been planning their walkout for at least a month, giving lawmakers time to pass a bill to meet their demands. Last week, Oklahoma legislators passed a $447 million compromise to boost teacher pay ...
But in Oklahoma — as with the recent nine-day teachers strike in West Virginia — the traditional battle lines between workers and management have gotten blurred as both sides take aim at a ... Starting pay for a teacher in Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree is $31,600 — a figure set by the Legislature.
A teacher strike in Oklahoma looks like it could still happen, after their union rejected a recent pay raise as an inadequate concession. The concession itself was a $6,100 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers, approved by the state legislature and supported by Gov. Mary Fallin, who described it as a "historic ...
... for past editions. Oklahoma is on the verge of a teachers' strike; the Trump administration wants to know what visa applicants are liking on Facebook. ... in Oklahoma. But the state's Republican-led state house failed to pass a larger $700 million tax increase that would have gone toward teacher raises.
They're following the example of states like West Virginia, where teachers went on strike and did get a pay increase and Oklahoma, where teachers are also threatening to walk out. Noah Karvelis is a music teacher and an organizer of Arizona Educators United. They're a coalition of teachers that led a ...
The revolt in Oklahoma comes amid a wave of teacher protests that have no recent parallel in the United States. In West Virginia, educators stayed out for nine tense days before winning a pay raise. In Arizona, teachers are threatening to strike unless the state gives them a 20 percent salary increase.
After West Virginia teachers went on strike, similar actions have been sweeping red states, from Oklahoma, to Arizona, to Kentucky. ... On Thursday night, Kentucky's Republican-controlled state legislature passed a controversial teacher pension reform bill that lawmakers had only revealed to the public ...
As this wave of unrest among teachers spreads nationally, it's clear it has been inspired by the nine-day strike that won West Virginia teachers (and ... While Republican pols in Arizona and Oklahoma, like their counterparts in West Virginia, are backpedaling furiously and trying to prevent or resolve strikes, ...
Oklahoma teachers were inspired by West Virginia, another red state where a nine-day strike led to 5 percent teacher raises. Oklahoma teachers haven't had a raise in a decade of Republican control and they won raises of between 15 and 18 percent. Now, teachers in Arizona thronged their GOP-run ...
Time is running out for Oklahoma lawmakers. They have until April 2 to reach a spending deal or teachers will strike en masse. Oklahoma's teachers are rebelling against years of deep cuts to education that have left 20 percent of public schools on a four-day-week schedule and average teacher salaries ...

The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to increase various taxes to help fund raises for teachers and avert a statewide strike. NBC News in Tulsa ... The Oklahoma House already passed the plan, which is expected to produce roughly $450 million to fund teacher raises. The bill next heads ...
When she woke up one morning last week, Tiffany Bell, a teacher at Hamilton Elementary School here, had $35 in her bank account. ... And in Oklahoma, where teachers have not had a raise from the state in a decade, they have vowed to go on strike on April 2 if the Legislature does not act to increase pay ...
The recent wave of teacher protests, which has rocked several conservative states, began this year in West Virginia, where teachers won a $2,000 raise from lawmakers. The outcome of the struggle in Oklahoma was being watched carefully in Kentucky, where some school districts will be closed on Friday ...
The Oklahoma teacher walkout is over — but not for everyone. On Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma's largest educators association announced an end to the nine-day walkout, saying lawmakers “won't budge an inch.” The group said that it would take the $479 million in extra school funding educators got ...


 

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