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Great Plains Technology Center has remained open to adults and students from local and rural schools despite the teacher walkout that began April 2, but attendance has been down.

Oklahoma lawmakers approved a $6,100 teacher pay raise at the end of March 2018. "The teachers clearly were able to make some good strides", he said.

On top of that, just days after lawmakers applauded themselves for passing the historic tax package, they voted to repeal a significant part of it. "Recent discussions focus exclusively on education funding and exclude public safety, veterans' services, mental health, protective services or any other state agency services".

As it became clearer throughout the week that additional revenue-raising measures were unlikely, many teachers said the walkout felt like it was coming to an end without a definitive victory.

"We are asking that every district be at the Capitol tomorrow". "Unfortunately, we're in a day and age where one might need to use them to protect ourselves and our kids".

"We are glad that teachers received a needed pay raise".

"The movement didn't start with OEA, I'm not sure it's the best decision to stop when OEA says it's over", said Greg Oppel, a teacher from Edmond Memorial High School. "And teachers deserve that as well, so we can be the most effective teachers that we can and we can provide for our students in a way that they deserve". Some state officials were also concerned about meeting deadlines for standardized tests.

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Earlier Friday, the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers asked the district to close schools Monday because an online survey to gauge interest in ending walkout participation was compromised.

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.

"It's just really hard to be gone and we are always conscientious of what our students are missing when we are not there and how that's going to impact them", Coil said. "In addition, they have protected Oklahomans, especially small businesses and farmers, from an irresponsible capital gains tax".

OEA president, Alicia Priest, said that Republican senators refused to "move and inch" when it comes to finding more funding for education.

Governor Mary Fallin issued a statement Thursday saying she's glad teachers will return to their classrooms.

Renee Jerden, a choir teacher, said she's running for Oklahoma State Senate in District 24. Watson told The Associated Press he assumes the culprit was someone marching with the teachers, since they have been wearing red.

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