He says if the teacher walkout is still ongoing after state testing, the district may decide to participate again.
At a time when migrants are being demonized, some teachers on the road to Oklahoma City said they were marching to get more support for Spanish speakers and to better fund bilingual education. "Keep it going, '" Unger said. "And I'll tell you the people that are playing politics, they want to walk out". "Other than that, we had good attendance today (Tuesday)". "They gave us the guts to stand up for ourselves", she said, according to the New York Times.
Still, groups have worked together to make sure kids have been entertained, educated and fed. We're not charging them for days for going to represent us because we're still in the fight, we still believe in the cause that they're fighting for. "That's what has allowed this to go on for so long".
As this is being written, we're into Day 7 of Oklahoma public education being held hostage by a walkout engineered by the Oklahoma Education Association, and Day 8 is now confirmed. Wyandotte, Commerce and Quapaw schools have agreed to be out for the remainder of this week. Teachers were chanting, "We won't back down", and crammed into the Capitol, filling the rotunda and hallways near the House and Senate chambers. "The district will continue to provide breakfast and lunch at Nichols Upper Elementary School".
"Kids have a lot to say, and it serves us all well to listen more", he said. They also can sign a pledge to support DACA. The 24-year-old said the free meals have been crucial for families in the area who depend on school meals to feed their children. They've kept it closed this week because whether their school district will have class or not has been a day-by-day decision. I read it and started to cry right away. I remember doing a paper over it for English.
Will Rogers Middle School Choir Director Chrisann Lamb picketed in Miami on Main Street on Tuesday alongside educators, former educators and students. But educators pushed back, demanding $10,000 and additional funding for classrooms. She also has to apply for grants and donations in order to get basic lab equipment for her classroom. The group of about 40,000 members says Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republican lawmakers who control the Legislature have not responded to requests for negotiations. "They're waiting us out". She doesn't care whether it comes from a wind tax or a repeal of the capital gains exemption, she just wants to see the legislature raise another $50 million to shore up the state budget. "They think they're going to win the battle, but they're not".
First-grader Dazaria Jackson looks at a carton of strawberry milk Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that came with the free boxed lunch she and hundreds of other Tulsa students receive daily from two food trucks belonging to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.