TULSA, Okla - Green country teachers are hitting back at those comments made by Governor Mary Fallin during the walkout.
Fallin compared the teachers to a “Teenage kid that wants a better car”. After signing a measure that gave teachers a sixty-one hundred dollar pay raise back in April.
Teachers say the comment was an “Insensitive Comparison” and have decided to show the public the kinds of cars they’re forced to drive to and from work every day.
“I drive 90 miles every day from Colgate to McAlester and I drive a car that doesn’t have a hood just because it’s cheaper to drive it. It’s better on gas than my than my pickup is,” says Christy Morgan a teacher at Puterbaugh Middle School.
The car show was held in a parking lot on East 71st and South Garnett. It also served as a fundraiser to help teachers make necessary repairs to their vehicles.
A Facebook group for the event says the goal was to raise $50,000 dollars to give 50 Oklahoma educators at least $1,000 to fix their cars.