Arming teachers can be unsafe and lead to accidents that hurt students.
The legislation also raised other education funding - money for textbooks and the state-aid formula, and for flex health care benefits - over the next fiscal year by more than $70 million. "A procedure will be adopted to restore respect of teachers in the society as well as in the education department". Before the strike, state lawmakers passed a pay raise of $6,100 on average for teachers and $1,250 for school professionals, funded by the first major tax hike in the state in almost 30 years.
"These baseball bats could be used as a tool against an active shooter just like any other item in the immediate room", adding that they will remain locked in the classroom and "are only to be used in a hard lockdown situation", said Millcreek Township School District Superintendent William Hall In an online message. They said, 'Absolutely not. In Oklahoma, former Governor Brad Henry, a Democrat, slashed capital gains and income taxes on the wealthy and carried out deep cuts to state funding, paving the way for current Republican Governor Mary Fallin. Hundreds of teachers and students from across the state attended a rally at the Capitol in support of the "Step Up Oklahoma" plan.
Blanchard teacher Karen Boyd agreed, "It is over by OEA standards". Just as with background checks, the goal of choosing to not arm teachers is make our children safer, not to take away guns from law abiding citizens. "I feel like it's a cop-out - we have let them win by showing them they can behave however they want, and we'll eventually get exhausted and go home".
He said he raced to the school, where the principal told him "the substitute teacher assaulted your daughter and there are a few others who were involved".
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StateImpact Oklahoma's Emily Wendler reports on the Oklahoma Education Association's announcement. "Principals and teachers around the country are committed to making schools truly sacred temples of learning".
Teachers said they plan to organize this weekend to determine exactly what their demands are.
The student who made the report in December reported that he was beaten and robbed by students. "I look forward to the future".
The next day, the school resource officer talked to Assistant Principal Tatiana Patton and learned that the school system had known about a "fight club" since October 10, the warrant says.
But teachers received some additional pay bumps from a litigation settlement between educators and the state and from Prop. 301, which lawmakers recently extended. "This type of behavior will not be tolerated in any of our schools or by anyone who works in our schools, whether they are a regular employee or substitute teacher". "Complacency simply can not be allowed any longer". But, she said it is important to continue advocating for education and students.
The number of teachers vowing to run for office was one sign of the walkout's success, said Kelly Craig, a fifth-grade teacher in Oklahoma City.