Oklahoma teachers completed their walkout over school funds and greater pay into a ninth day on Tuesday because a union leader announced that teachers had the advantage of excellence in an conflict with the Republican-dominated country legislature.
The walkout closed public schools serving about 500,000 of the state's 700,000 students on Monday, and schools in the state's largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, were shut again on Tuesday. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
"We're trying to get answers, trying to get respect is what it really boils down to", organizer and teacher Noah Karvelis told KTAR.
Schrader says some of the schools in the district have special-education teacher openings going unfilled this entire school year. "However, if you strike, that ratchets thing up to a whole other level with consequences".
She called Ducey's proposed 1 percent raise for this year "insulting".
School districts are now in the process of making sure they have teachers to fill their classrooms in the fall. "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.
"Do not wait anymore", Harris said. "So, we know they had sex on multiple occasions".
The campaign has been circulating an online petition in support of a walkout that had at least 16,750 signatures as of Tuesday morning.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona elementary school teachers earned a median wage of $43,280 in 2017 and high school teachers $46,470, the third and sixth lowest in the nation, respectively.