Out of Class in Oklahoma

Oklahoma classrooms remain empty today as the teacher strike ramps up at the capitol.

Classes are canceled for an eighth consecutive day in classrooms across Oklahoma as the statewide teacher walkout over public school funding continues for a second week.Teachers are demanding more money for public education, and until the state legislature meets their demand of $50 million in funding, the protest will continue. Tuesday, 50,000 people marched 100 miles from from Tulsa to…

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West Virginia legislators approve a teacher pay raise, ending a nine-day strike.

The West Virginia state legislature approved an increase in teacher pay on Tuesday, and Governor Jim Justice quickly signed the order, ending a nine-day strike that affected nearly 300,000 West Virginia schoolchildren. A dispute over health benefits and salary prompted the statewide walkout. At one point, educators had an agreement with the governor, for a five-percent raise, but the state…