Teachers in a Pennsylvania school district are arming themselves in the wake of the horrific Parkland school shooting, but not with guns.
Teachers went ahead with the walkout, saying more school funding was needed. "So I don't have to stop at the pharmacy, I don't have to get in contact with my mail order pharmacy, and I walk away with what I need in my hands".
Earlier this month, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that raises teachers' salaries by an average of $6,100. The repeal of the $5 tax on hotels and motels meant the loss of about $50 million in projected revenue.
The Millcreek School district, responded to the massacre by making almost a dozen safety improvements to schools, including but the $1800 worth of miniature baseball bats they ordered got the most attention.
"Our protesting has made other people interested in the democracy of our state, wanting to be more involved, maybe wanting to help the educational process out". In one video, a student stopped fighting after he began throwing up.
Two days later, on Wednesday, April 4, OEA was pushing for the passage of two pieces of legislation to increase school funding. "The Oklahoma Education Association has its own process for ending the walkout; we have ours".
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In Arizona, the moment of truth has not definitively arrived, though teachers are threatening a statewide walkout if a broad range of demands (similar to those of Oklahoma teachers) from pay raises to retroactive education funding restoration are not met. Republican leaders remained steadfast throughout the walkout that they would not hear the capital gains exemptions repeal bill.
"We thought just putting that one question out there would give us an idea how the community felt", he said. The other placed a sales tax on Amazon marketplace vendors, raising an estimated $20.5 million.
President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd relayed the message during the recently held 44th Annual General Conference (AGM) of the BUT at Almond Bay Conference Centre.
On Thursday, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association also announced that state employees will no longer participate in the strikes. "That being said, I don't see them being used moderately". The teacher claims that his students were just being "rambunctious" and that he had nothing to do with starting the melee.
And for the most part, the state's GOP has been dismissive of teacher protests on this and the more general topic of education spending.