Apr 05 2018
While Kentucky teachers rank 26th in the country for teacher salaries, The Outline points out that they have one of the most poorly funded pension programs in the nation.
Oklahoma is dealing with a severe teacher shortage, and many districts have moved to four-day school weeks in order to save money.
Her comments, in response to a question from CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca, came amid a teacher walkout that has closed schools across Oklahoma for hundreds of thousands of students.
"We have found our mojo". Priest is the head of the Oklahoma Education Association, which is Oklahoma's largest teachers union.
Curry explained given the recent climate in Kentucky concerning public education, it was time to take a stand. This year's wave of teacher rebellions began in West Virginia, where teachers won a 5 percent pay raise after a historic strike. Arizona teachers are poised to strike if the state legislature does not respond to their demands for pay increases.
Meanwhile, CNN host Alisyn Camerota spoke to the head of a Kentucky teachers' union, Stephanie Winkler, as educators in the state stage massive walkouts over teacher pensions.
Stormy Cole, a Stillwater, Oklahoma student displays a protest sign, during a teachers rally at the state capitol in Oklahoma. They're also anxious about cuts to education funding that they say have compromised the quality of education available to Oklahoma students.
It's extraordinarily hard for Oklahoma to bring in more revenue through tax increases, because any tax hike requires a three-fourths supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature. Unlike in strongholds for labor, such as NY or California, teachers' unions in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are barred by law from compelling workers to pay dues.
But teachers said it was not enough.
"I'm pleased to signal that this bill which delivers a considerable increase in spending to our general school strategy", Fallin said, based on FOX-25 at Oklahoma town. "They're here for resources, here for desks".
About 200 of the state's 500 school districts shut down Monday as teachers walked out, defying calls from some parents and administrators for them to be grateful about what they had already received from the state. The last three days have been important, he said, "but the most important days of this month are April 11, 12 and 13".
News 4 also spoke with House majority leader Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City.
"What they've done in Kentucky, where it's also illegal, is use sick days to walk out of the classroom", he says.
"When I retire, will there be someone to replace me?" said Mrs. Mickelson in front of the statehouse.
Fallin said in a statement earlier this week Oklahoma can't "neglect other areas of need in the state" when considering pay increases for teachers - areas like corrections and health and human services.
According to the recent statistics from the National Education Association, Oklahoma City ranks 47th in the nation in public school revenue per student, almost $3,000 below the national average while its average teacher salary of $45,276 ranks 49th. Schools have been unable to purchase textbooks or make repairs - many students have to share tattered textbooks that are missing pages. "That's something that everybody ought to be concerned about and teachers ought to raise their voice, whether they end up walking out of the classroom or not". That legislation will pump $50 million more in increased classroom spending and fund raises for teachers and support staff.
"There's revenue out there", Priest said.
"If Oklahoma is like any other state, the pay for public workers is higher than that for private workers", Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said in a telephone interview. "This is about funding our schools for our students".
Apr 04 2018
Sterling girls soccer team drops league game
We can be a great team and we can be a bad team. "We had some players out so we had to shuffle some players around". Jadon Robertson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to get the Dinos on the board first.
Apr 04 2018
South Africa Pays Tribute To Winnie Mandela
Those who she didn't want to sit next to her because of the things they did to her, we'll be monitoring them closely. In 1993, Winnie Mandela was elected as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League.
Apr 04 2018
Spotify hopes to strike a chord with investors
Unlike other companies who handle this process with the involvement of investment bankers, Spotify is not issuing any new stock . In February, the shares were valued at around $20-billion based on private stock transactions among existing investors.
Apr 04 2018
Severe weather outlook Tuesday
The wind will be pulling in warm and moist air, which will foster instability ahead of the front. NWS said there is a medium threat level for tornados and a high threat level for damaging winds.
Apr 03 2018
Cambridgegate: Is Facebook Being Framed?
But how many second chances will we keep giving it? Zuckerberg tells CNN that "I'm really sorry that this happened". Zuckerberg told Vox , however, that Facebook is dedicated "serving people", despite its reliance on advertising.
Apr 02 2018
Notre Dame's comeback largest in Women's National Championship Game history
Most of the Mississippi State team ended up in Victoria Vivians' hotel room watching the rowdy end of the Notre Dame-UConn game. William will be most remembered for her game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat UConn in last year's national semifinals.
Apr 01 2018
Joshua earns points win over Parker
Fury watched the fight between Joshua and Parker, and based on what he saw - he believes Wilder would knock Joshua out in style. For the first time in his professional career, Anthony Joshua would see not only the twelfth round, but also the scorecards.
Mar 30 2018
Latest Forecast: Rain And Snow Starts Wednesday Afternoon
Temperatures will fall into the low-to-mid 70s across South MS, and the air will be much drier than the last few days have been. A woman carrying an umbrella in the rain crosses the intersection of 14th and K streets NW in Washington on Wednesday.
Mar 30 2018
IPhone Update Adds Privacy 'Transparency'
Business Chat: This happens to be a cool new feature that lets users to chat with businesses without revealing their own identity. The new version of iOS will allow you to turn off a controversial "throttling" feature which slows down phones as they age.
Mar 30 2018
Young People Lead Charge at March for Our Lives
A number of school-shooting survivors made poignant speeches about the effect that gun violence has had on their lives. Many carried signs or wore the color orange, which is the official color of gun control advocacy.
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