Do you really expect your children to get a good education while their teacher struggles like this?
“Such concerns don’t sway strikers such as John Waldron, who argued the public backs union calls for more education spending and smaller class sizes. “Right now, we’ve got a lot of momentum,” said Waldron, a social studies teacher in Tulsa and a member of the Oklahoma Education Association’s legislative committee. “We’re not just walking out for ourselves anymore—we’re walking for everybody.””
They started in West Virginia, then Oklahoma and Kentucky. Now, Arizona could be next.
This is why our education system is failing
MOORE, Okla. – It’s no secret teachers in our state are some of the lowest paid in the country. “I work two jobs after school, and I have a roommate who shares my house expenses,” said Lilli Lyon, a Spanish teacher at Moore West Junior High School. She said she hasn’t received a noticeable raise s…