Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Thousands of teachers continued their strike on Tuesday, marking the second day that many schools were closed across the state. Instead, teachers flooded to Oklahoma City to demand high wages and more school funding.
Many school districts in Oklahoma decided to close in support of the teachers. Unlike some other strikes, this one is about more than just wages. Teachers in the state say that they are being asked to teach with materials that are literally falling apart. They took to Twitter to post pictures of textbooks that are disintegrating before your eyes, history books that say George W. Bush is still President, and desks that are unfit for children to be sitting in all day.