It is 'Back-to-School' for Most Oklahoma Kids

Teachers used Friday's demonstration to oppose the OEA's back to work order

"I don't understand how many of these teachers can keep on going day after day with hungry students, students that don't have resources and buildings that aren't air conditioned or cooled properly", Land said.

As school funding has fallen 30% in the past decade, teachers now threaten lawmakers: Increase education funding, or teachers will not return to work. Galvanized by successful wage hike protests in Arizona and West Virginia, union members expect around 400 teachers to lobby lawmakers for change.

Teachers in Colorado earn about $7,000 below the national average of $58,064 a year, according to a survey by the Colorado School Finance Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit education watchdog group. Many teachers in Virginia have had to get second jobs in order to pay for their expenses and families, especially during the summers when they aren't working.

Some educators, including Berryhill Public Schools teacher Christina Floyd, have been at the Capitol every day since April 2. If the bill is signed into law, it will phase out defined-benefit pensions for teachers and replace them with hybrid retirement plans that combine traditions pensions with features of 401 (k) accounts.

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School buses are rolling and school bells are ringing. Teachers are calling those walk-ins. He was a coach and typing teacher for 17 years, but never wrote on the Board and words.

Kentucky public school teachers rally for a "day of action" at the Kentucky State Capitol to try to pressure legislators to override Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Instead, it involved children in discussions and watched movies with them.

They want the parents to know what the issues are.

It is not a coincidence these movements took place in Republican-led states in which tax cuts take precedence over funding education.

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