Tulsa teachers finish their march to Oklahoma City

The Associated Press - April 10, 2018 2:50 pm

Teachers from Tulsa and others walk south on Spencer Road toward NE 36th in the March for Education on the last day of their trek from Tulsa to the Capitol, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Teachers marching from Tulsa to join the teachers’ walkout rally at the State Capitol arrived Tuesday.

Oklahoma’s largest school districts — Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as well as smaller districts — will remain closed Wednesday for an eighth consecutive day amid ongoing teacher protests for more classroom funding.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa schools announced class cancellations Tuesday as teachers continue to march at the state Capitol.

Oklahoma Gov. 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, but many educators say classrooms still need more money.

Educators have not said when their walkout will end.



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