Monday, 16 July, 2018

'Momentum is on our side,' Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

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Ebony Burgess | 11 April, 2018, 17:10

Classes in Oklahoma's two largest school districts are cancelled for the seventh straight day on Tuesday as teachers strike statewide. Instead, he said he would continue meeting with school district officials and lawmakers to pass his budget proposal, which adds some new K-12 cash but not almost enough to meet the teachers' demands.

The new taxes and revenue approved by lawmakers translate into an average teacher pay raise of about $6,100. But many educators say classrooms still need more money.

"Eliminating the state capital gains tax deduction could threaten many of our state's family farms and ranches by forcing them to pay an additional tax on the sale of property they've worked hard for", said Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel.

One dead, 6 hurt in Trump Tower fire
Officials have not disclosed the cause of the blaze. "And then we saw the counterterrorism guys suit up", said Jordan Podell. Son Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, offered similar sentiments to his father, and Don Jr.

However, Republicans in the State House of Representatives don't appear to be listening. He urged teachers to be sure they're ready to leave their classrooms, to communicate with parents and seek the support of their superintendent or school boards for their job action. "However, if you strike, that ratchets thing up to a whole other level with consequences".

Democratic Rep. Rebecca Rios, the minority leader, said she doesn't fault the educators for wanting to walk out since they've been pushed to a "breaking point". "I don't anticipate that bill being changed this year", Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader Greg Treat said on Facebook ahead of this week's legislative session.

"Teachers, we can not say enough about how easy you have made this process during the Teacher Demonstration". "So, we know they had sex on multiple occasions".

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