Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Oklahoma Education Association Calls For End Of Teacher Walkout

Oklahoma Education Association Calls For End Of Teacher Walkout

Alberto Morejon, the eighth grade social studies teacher at Stillwater Junior High School who started the Facebook page organizing a walkout that now has nearly 80,000 members, wrote that Stillwater teachers will still be at the capitol on Thursday.

Hundreds of teachers gathered inside the state capitol during the protest Friday for a meeting to discuss their demands and the way forward. "Edmond is opening up 40 new additions that will help support class sizes and new teachers".

An official end to the nine-day strike likely won't end all activity. "We need parents and students to pair up with a teacher so they can go into these offices with legislators". This avoids actual walk-outs where they simply do not show up for work.

"For the last year and a half, probably two years, we said we will only pass a teacher pay raise if it's fully funded".

A Desert Hot Springs band teacher recognized as a top educator by the state will be honored with a street dedication Friday.

"This is not just about our salaries", explained Whipple Ranch Elementary first grade teacher, Jessica Gillmore.

"We have spoken to the parents to monitor them".

On top of that, just days after lawmakers applauded themselves for passing the historic tax package, they voted to repeal a significant part of it. Others will send delegates to talk with lawmakers about increasing funding.

As a result, teacher activism throughout Arizona could escalate. They're laughing at us after we leave in the afternoon. These groups have combined forces on behalf of teachers to begin a process of negotiation with state lawmakers and Gov. Ducey to "resolve the #RedforEd demands".

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"Increases in salaries, although a very good sign, are not where they should be", Supt. I'll be totally honest with you, I was just trying to reach the kids. "But ultimately the reason that it looks like education is failing right now is because of income inequality".

Numerous teachers interviewed by The Independent on the subject of teacher pay were adamant about something else.

"They were distributed to our teaching staff as a symbolic reminder of the district's change in its current response from shelter in place (hide) to now include the options of running and/or fighting back", Hall said.

"We passed them out, with the goal being we wanted every room to have one of these". As a result, school districts had to cut curricula and deploy almost 2,000 emergency-certified instructors as a stop-gap measure. School districts and individual schools made more than 30 announcements of walkout-related closures on Friday.

Alberto Morejon is a junior high history teacher from Stillwater.

Apologies to all members of Project Mayhem, but we do have to talk about Fight Club in order to explain the insane situation that just unfolded at Montville High School in Montville, Connecticut. "In my opinion, we haven't gotten what we came here for". If your district is closed, we need everyone at the Capitol!

At the end of the day it seems that no one really wants a teacher strike, including the teachers. Some school districts brought meals to children and volunteers held ballet lessons and study sessions to keep kids occupied, according to the Associated Press.

"They've been out for two weeks, and it's time for them to get back to school". And, schools are not off the hook.

CT state police launched an investigation on December 14 after a Montville High School student appeared to have been traumatized. According to that 16-year-old, Fish was like a mentor to him, and that he didn't hate his opponent but merely fought out of "dominance" for Fish's appreciation. I didn't know. I didn't have the training to see what was going on.

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