Oklahoma Teachers End Nearly Two-Week Walkout That Shut Schools


"We hope your day won't ever come that our team will need to safeguard themselves and pupils. But, it is an option and something we want people to be aware of". Somehow, gun advocates still expect the Department of Education to find funding for arming teachers.

"You have achieved a historic victory for our students", Priest said.

"Teachers and students not getting along with each other can be seen in any school, so the matter is how the managers/principal addressed it, for example, change to another maths teacher", Lam said.

The average $6,100 salary increase would bring teacher compensation from last to second in the region.

The legislation also raised other education funding - money for textbooks and the state-aid formula, and for flex health care benefits - over the next fiscal year by more than $70 million.

The union will now turn its focus to 2018 elections, and helping candidates that agree with its education priorities.

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Parents voice their disappointment after they feel teachers and public schools didn't receive the funding they deserve after the nine-day teacher walkout. They said, 'Absolutely not. "Student learning at schools affected by the strike has been halted for almost two weeks at a critical time in the academic year when federal and state testing requirements need to be completed".

She said the walkout is driven by teachers, not OEA. "I said, 'We have a substitute teacher, and she keeps on hitting us'".

"You never know when they will save a life", De La Cruz said.

Also on Friday, thousands of teachers, other school workers, public sector workers and supporters descended on the capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky to defend their pensions. Any reduction in the number of students will cause erosion in the sanctioned strength of teachers, as a headmaster pointed out.

PTU provincial president Ghulam Mustafa Riaz said that he had demanded the secretary education take stern action against the officers found guilty of not implementing promotional packages of teachers.

"I personally felt like I talked with those I needed to, some on more than one occasion", she said, of the goal she set for herself as she attended rallies over the last two weeks.

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Remember the punishment meted out to students who skipped class to join a teacher pay march? "I look forward to the future".

Like its predecessor and partial inspiration, the nine-day teachers' strike in West Virginia, a nine-day teachers' walkout in Oklahoma is ending with some tangible results: a pay increase of roughly $6,000 (with a smaller pay hike for support staff), and some new revenues meant to make higher school funding possible in the immediate future.

But teachers received some additional pay bumps from a litigation settlement between educators and the state and from Prop. 301, which lawmakers recently extended.

Much like "The Little Engine That Could", teachers across the state left their classrooms and tried their best to get a short list of educational needs fulfilled. "Complacency simply can not be allowed any longer".

After local media reports, Chau "retalked" to her students including Toan, and admitted she was wrong.

Millcreek Township schools issued the new security plan on April 2, along with training for staff members on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

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