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It’s been more than two weeks since teachers across Oklahoma went on strike — pushing for $200 million in increased annual education funding in a state that ranks among the lowest in school spending in the nation. The strike has affected more than 500,000 students statewide, which begs the question, what are all those kids up to?
And yes, we’re sure there is a lot of Netflix going on but that’s not all teens are doing.
Those of babysitting age are in high demand
— Alicia Kelly (@aliciakelly966) March 15, 2018
And many students are joining their teachers
— Kinah The Don👸🏽✨🌞 (@MALICIOUSLYDOPE) April 2, 2018
Our choir was supposed to sing at state contest today, but we decided it was more important to support our teachers! We wanted to showcase how amazing music is and why it shouldn’t be taken for granted #oklaedwalkout #OklahomaTeachersWalkout pic.twitter.com/lszIjvMse6
— ethan (@ethan_maddy) April 4, 2018
— X Turner🦅❌ (@THEOFFICIALXTT) April 3, 2018
— Edwin Rios (@Edwin_D_Rios) April 6, 2018
“teachers are hurting students by walking out”
actually, I’m pretty sure that slashing education funds for the past ~10~ years and refusing to prioritize public education has hurt students more than missing a few school days #oklahomateacherwalkout #oklaedwalkout
— soph (@sophiataliafero) April 2, 2018