By Nick Baum
Edited by Alex Baum
THURSDAY – 4/12/18
Oklahoma, New Jersey, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arizona are just a few of the states whose public school teachers are rallying for higher education, as well as better funding for public schools in terms of materials, supplies, and anything that can help a teacher in the classroom.
For example, in Oklahoma, there have been ongoing protests by teachers for a week. Still, there has been no new legislation to satisfy the protestors. Instead, earlier in the week, the Oklahoma state legislature passed a new funding bill, taking money away from coal miners and oil companies and into education.
However, this still wasn’t enough with many teachers, as protests continued in the capital of Oklahoma City. A march comprised of teachers walked from Tulsa to the state capital, which spanned almost the entire protest itself. The future of these protests is unclear, but the action continues to pop up in other states.
Sources: CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News