Teachers To Run Against Legislators Who Defunded their Schools


In Oklahoma, where austerity measures put in place in 2010  have devastated state infrastructure spending and forced teachers to strike to draw attention to inequity it has caused, nearly one hundred teachers will run for office and offer voters the chance to place educators in charge of repairing an underfunded public school system.

After a tumultuous battle for recognition of the problem this spring- one that included teachers who had not received a raise in nearly a decade- over half of the Republican-controlled Oklahoma legislature still opposed the funding initiative. After the bipartisan bill passed, teachers warned they would “Remember in November” those politicians who had voted against what would be a ten percent raise after years of salary neglect.

Read the story published by Vox here.