Oklahoma teacher had sex with student before and after statewide school walkout

  • Oklahoma teacher had sex with student before and after statewide school walkout

Oklahoma teacher had sex with student before and after statewide school walkout

A strike by Oklahoma educators demanding more school funding entered a 10th day on Wednesday, as the state's Republican leaders warned they plan no further increases after approving $450 million in new revenue to boost teacher pay.

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled legislature said it may be hard to find more money after approving almost $450 million in new taxes and other revenues since the walkout began on April 2 to help fund pay raises for teachers and boost spending.

A teacher and her husband drove to the police department in Clinton, Oklahoma, on Saturday to make a startling confession, according to the state's bureau of investigation.

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. More broadly, teachers are also protesting rising health care costs, changes in pension programs, and a lack of funding for buildings, books and other essential supplies.

Educators have not said when their walkout will end.

As for the teachers, some claim the OEA is leaving them in the dark.

Fallin recently approved a $6,100 pay raise for teachers, but Oklahoma teachers said this is not enough. If enacted, the union has said it would be a major step toward ending the strike.

The strike has garnered strong public backing, with a statewide survey from Sooner Poll last Friday showing that 72.1 per cent of respondents supported the walkout.

Opponents of the tax rises say lawmakers could bolster education spending by cutting bureaucracy and waste rather than raising taxes.

News 9 was told lawmakers could be close to a deal.

"My heart wants to be encouraged, but I am a little pessimistic", said Mary Means, a special education teacher from Luther High School.