Thousands of teachers rallied at the state Capitol on Monday just days after Gov. Mary Fallinsigned legislation increasing taxes on cigarettes, fuel and oil and gas production to provide teachers with raises of about $6,100, or 15 to 18 percent.
The Oklahoma strikes on Monday coincided with a second day of walkouts by several thousand teachers in Kentucky after legislators there passed a bill imposing new limits on the state's underfunding public employee pension system.
The new revenue measures are expected to generate about $450 million, with the bulk going to teacher raises and about $50 million going to general education funding. Smaller govt and lower taxes mean no money to run the state.
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Oklahoma City Public Schools announced its campuses would be shut through Tuesday. It has also criticized House and Senate leaders for passing a measure repealing a $5-per-night hotel and motel tax that was part of the original education package. In 2016, the state placed 49th among all states plus the District of Columbia for average teacher salary, according to a National Education Association ranking. On the weekends, she works retail for her mother and consults on the business' webpage.
Steve Moss, athletic director at the high school, was also out supporting the cause.
He said Republicans are hoping the money they put in the budget for education will prevent teacher and voter backlash when lawmakers face voters next November. "I've thought about moving to another state where we might be respected more", McQueary said. The state issued a record number of emergency certifications past year - about 1,200 - to plug a hole in the large number of vacancies created, when a quarter of Oklahoma teachers left for positions in other states or simply quit the profession. In the book, George W. Bush is still president, she said.
Karvelis, a music teacher in Tolleson, Ariz., noticed the lack of funding right away when he arrived in the state to teach two years ago.
She looked down at her creation and tapped the board: "I feel like I have to have a voice for these guys". But that wasn't the only reason she showed up at Monday's rally. I have a Master's degree.
"This is just one more dig at public education as a whole, and you're seeing that all across the nation, from West Virginia to Arizona", Stephanie Winkler, president of the Kentucky Education Assn., said at a Monday news conference. "But it's not about my pay".
"It's great that we got a raise, but we need to fund education". It's about not having classroom sizes that are 38 people big that you can't even maneuver around. "We love our kids".
Jill Deutscher brought her two sons who are in seventh-grade to the rally.
But teachers said it was not enough. "This is not spring break 2.0".
Jarvis says he and other OEA members are walking out - and they're planning on staying out, until a plan is passed that teachers are happy with. "Funding for our students is an issue in every schoolhouse in the state of Oklahoma". About 20 percent of Oklahoma's school districts have moved to a four-day week to save costs. "When they pass this with the sewage bill, it tells us exactly what we need to know about what they think of us". Our students are hurting. "The kids deserve better".
Todd Hallman - was among the first in the state to get trained and certified to carry at school.
In Frankfort, Kentucky, teachers and other school employees gathered outside the Kentucky Education Association a couple of blocks from the Capitol, chanting "Stop the war on public education" and held signs that say "We've Had Enough".
Hendricks and her colleagues carpooled from Tahlequah and plan to spend the night so they can rally again Tuesday.
According to the Connecticut Post , Baker also received $5,000 in severance, which Esty said she repaid to the US Treasury. Matt Gorman, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement that Ms.
Autonomous auto company Waymo is about to gain another 20,000 electric cars to its fleet thanks to a new partnership with Jaguar. At a press conference today in New York, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced the world's first premium electric self-driving auto .
The Space Exploration Technologies rocket roared away at 7:13 a.m. into clear skies above Space Launch Complex-4 on South Base. During the launch, SpaceX cut the feed due to restrictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Overnight Saturday, Israel bombed a Hamas position after four Palestinians infiltrated the border and tried to damage equipment. Brigadier General Ronen Menlis from the IDF spokesperson's Unit said: "No barrage of missiles was sacked at Israel from Gaza".
She reported the higher elevations, particularly those in Greenbrier County, will receive the most snow. In between these features, a southwest wind flow will help to push high temperatures well into the 50s.
Britain expelled 23 Russians as a result and Moscow retaliated by expelling the same number of Britons. He added that his friend "regretted" being a double agent "because his life had become all messed up".
Spectators had to use a shuttle service before walking more than a kilometer to go through two security checkpoints. Thousands of security personnel were deployed to ensure maximum security at the Karachi National Stadium.
Embiid released a brief video on Instagram late Wednesday night, sharing a message of "not good " while laying in a hospital bed. In Embiid's absence, rookie sensation Ben Simmons will have to carry a bigger workload for the playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers .
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Mr Kim met President Xi Jinping in China this week, his first trip overseas since taking over as North Korean leader in 2011. The Japanese government said it had been in touch with the North but declined to offer specific comment on the report.
Sarah Halimi who was beaten and thrown off a balcony to her death by a radical Islamic extremist migrant named Kada Traore. Her case led to an outcry from local Jewish groups when it was not initially treated as a potential case of anti-Semitism.
So the Wolverines understand that much of the nation is rooting for this unusual tournament to produce a fittingly quirky end. Television cameras have made a habit of showing her on the sideline and there is a bobblehead being rushed into production.
The film earned praise for its progressive values, mostly black cast, sympathetic portrayal of African cultures, and performances. There is yet another milestone for the film " Black Panther .' It's now the top grossing superhero film of all time".
Anderson wrote in a separate tweet that the domain where app data was being sent is classified as a phishing link by G-Data. He also said that products mostly used by weaker sections of the society also needs to be kept out of purview of GST.
The Sarmat system is "powerful and modern and defense systems will not be able to withstand it", Putin said earlier in March. Putin has made much of developing such "invincible" systems as a counter to costly USA missile defense programs.
Leonard arrived in NY on Monday and has been working out at the gymnasium inside the headquarters of the NBA Players Association. Leonard, 26, is a two-time All-NBA first-team selection and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
The event will run from April 10 through 30, and pit you and three friends up against omnics running rampant through London. So far, it's unclear if the event will be exactly the same as the previous year.
Stockton next plays Tuesday in Reading, Pennsylvania, against unbeaten Alvernia (11-0-1) in a doubleheader. His offense pulled away in the third inning when 10 runs poured in, essentially ending the contest.
The Roseanne Barr Trump connection was made official during the 2016 election, during which the actress supported The Donald. "It was pretty exciting, I'll tell you that much", Barr said when she called into Good Morning America this morning.
However, experts also say that data sharing could be risky business. "This data belongs to India, not Modi", Gandhi said. A 3D animation video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi depicting various kind of asanas was launched on Sunday.
Dowd reportedly broached the subject of a possible pardon with Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, last summer. Dowd insisted Wednesday that he did not raise the idea of pardons with lawyers representing the two men.
Discrepancies in Spotz's alibi raised warning bells but he disappeared before police could track him down for further questioning. Shabani came from Macedonia and had been in Los Angeles less than two years, according to her friends.
What makes this effect even more unpredictable is that Earth's atmosphere is very sensitive to solar activity, adds Ailor. Most of the station is likely to burn up in the atmosphere but debris could hit Earth.