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Oklahoma schools announce eighth day of closures

Posted at 8:03 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 15:14:05-04

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest on teacher protests over pay and funding of education (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Oklahoma's largest school districts will remain closed Wednesday for an eighth consecutive day amid ongoing teacher protests for more classroom funding.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa schools announced class cancellations Tuesday as teachers continue to march at the state Capitol.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last month granting teacher pay hikes of about $6,100 and providing tens of millions of new dollars for public schools, but many educators say classrooms still need more money.

Educators have not said when their walkout will end.

The political push in Oklahoma is part of a wave of teacher rebellions in states led by conservative leaders. Arizona teachers are organizing a statewide walkout, following demonstrations in West Virginia and Kentucky.

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