Why We Left Oklahoma

"Why are you so vocal about the Oklahoma teacher walkout?" has been asked of me multiple times in the last 2 weeks. You are right, on the surface, it may seem a little strange that a Missouri-girl, non-teacher, would be so vocal about the walkout in Oklahoma. However, my husband & I were some of the first to "walkout" on Oklahoma schools. In the Spring of 2003, my husband was finishing up his undergrad degrees at Oklahoma State University (I had already graduated in 2001). During his final semester, while student teaching, we heard that the State Education Budget had been cut by $5 million dollars. We saw the writing on the wall. It would be an uphill battle for him entering a new teaching c

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