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

Teacher Walkout Day 9

Teacher Walkout Day 9

The Oklahoma teacher walkout will continue into its ninth day today, but some school districts have begun calling their teachers back to the classroom.

Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest district, and Tulsa Public Schools, said Wednesday that they will remain closed on Thursday.

Keri Hoffman, a 35-year-old middle school algebra teacher, told police she'd had sex multiple times with a 15-year-old student - including during the ongoing teacher walkout in the state.

The Oklahoma strike comes amid a wave of action by teachers in states where budgets have been slashed, as measured by per-student spending, over the past decade. But many educators say classrooms still need more money.

Mary Fallin signed legislation last month granting teacher pay hikes of about $6,100 and providing tens of millions of new dollars for public schools. On Monday, they said they needed $50 million.

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On Tuesday, Oklahoma Education Association, the union leading the walkout, rolled back their school funding demands.

Fallin also approved a bill that repealed a hotel tax, a measure that teachers wanted vetoed.

Opponents of the tax rises say lawmakers could bolster education spending by cutting bureaucracy and waste rather than raising taxes.

The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Oklahoma's inflation-adjusted per student funding fell by 28.2 percent between 2008 and 2018, the biggest reduction of any state.

"As far as this year, we've accomplished a whole lot, and I just don't know how much more we can get done this session", state Representative John Pfeiffer, a House floor leader and top Republican lawmaker, told the local Fox affiliate on Tuesday.

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