Oklahoma teacher strike: 'I have 29 textbooks for 87 pupils' - BBC News

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Three teachers in Oklahoma open up their classrooms to show the impact of funding cuts in the US state.

They explain why they're joining thousands of other teachers to skip school and protest on 2 April.


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"Land of the free" - unless you require healthcare, or any kind of decent Education.

Author — Petyr Baelish

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All that money for education goes to building prisons. O.K. is a very depressing state that hates freedom. More prisons, more prisons, more prisons, more Prisons

Author — uh0oo

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2/3 of these teachers have a separate career from teaching, which is absolutely insane. No career should ever require you to have ANOTHER career because your first career can't support you. Teachers should really be paid more.

Author — veevyo

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Education gets cuts yearly, yet the military budget is overspending like never before

Author — Kevin Arzola

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but yet the superintendent does less work and gets paid like a whole lot more.

Author — Jake Farneth

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This is the types of schools that billionaire Betsy DeVos want for American. No books, large class size, underpaid teachers, four days a week classes and teachers with no certification in the subject their are teaching. Make America poor is the model.

Author — Hulk Hulk

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What is going on with America's education system. Holy crap. My school wasn't in the best area, didn't have the best teachers but we more or less always had what we need. America is going downhill in so many ways, I feel sorry for everyone who lives there, they deserve better than this!

Author — C J

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The high school teacher with the blonde hair only gets 3 hours of sleep

Author — Metcalfeas Sunflower

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As a student I have to say, you either hit the lottery with good education or get screwed over. There’s no in between.

Author — Liliane Grace

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The people who disliked this are the people who caused this in the first place

Author — Chocolazderp

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4 day of school, where’s the saying “think of the kids!!!”

Author — Kami no shippai

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That teacher went to college (she had to have in order to be a teacher) and here she is living paycheck to paycheck...everything is all a lie

Author — Roddy

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As an Okie going to a little bitty school, this is seriously a problem. We had music/band up until two years ago and lost it after the teacher retired and now we can’t hire anyone else. We go to 4 days a week, and don’t have elective classes because we don’t have enough teachers. We do not have foreign language, we have computer apps and agriculture classes. Almost all my teachers have only taught at my school for this year or a year or two. All of the kids I went to kindergarten with are still in my high school class. We don’t have multiple groups of students in any grade levels. There are 17 high school freshman. Do to budget cuts, we don’t have textbooks anymore. We got a grant and now we have chrome books, and high school kids and middle school kids might break them or get their rights revoked, and now they can’t learn.

We own three normal school busses, and they are from before the 80’s. We have one game bus, and we had to buy it off another school.

We need more teachers and more fundings towards schools, not towards rebuilding the state capitol building (which is already just fine), we need money towards tiny little po-dunk schools so that highschool freshman don’t have to take state tests that they fail because they didn’t learn the correct curriculum.

Author — Lillie Blubaugh

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One of the most underappreciated jobs and many times taken for granted as well. I remember when States started their Lottery's with the idea that the basis was going to help schools and Teachers. Sadly this is not the case all these years later. Sad commentary on how Teachers are not taken care of.

Author — The Stuport

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It’s ridiculous the disparity in education across this country. I live in NH and we all have chrome books while they don’t have enough textbooks...

Author — India Siecke

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Teachers are the people in charge of teaching the future of our world, they deserve better.

Author — Rita Tran

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For a country that boasts about being top dog, we sure do spend a lot more on prisons we could close down, and military equipment we don't need.

Author — Juan Manuel Penaloza

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The state of public education in the US is shameful, and infuriating.

Author — tamperresistant mind

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But those poor bankers!
Can you have no sympathy for them that they can't afford a private jet!
Have you no heart.

Author — johnnybgoodeish

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*_Our children and grandchildren have no lobby in Washington._** -JFK*

Author — AeroPwnX