Fallin compares teachers to ‘teenage kid that wants a better car’

The Associated Press - April 4, 2018 2:57 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says public school teachers who are striking for more classroom funding are like “a teenage kid that wants a better car.”

In an interview with CBS News, Fallin says, “teachers want more, but it’s kind of like having a teenage kid that wants a better car.”

Fallin signed legislation last week that granted 15 to 18 percent salary increases for Oklahoma teachers. But teachers walked out of their classrooms this week demanding that lawmakers approve more funding for textbooks and technology in their classrooms.

The National Education Association says Oklahoma ranks 47th among states and the District of Columbia in public school revenue per student.”


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