Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout

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"Eliminating the state capital gains tax deduction could threaten many of our state's family farms and ranches by forcing them to pay an additional tax on the sale of property they've worked hard for", said Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel.

Emboldened by support from across the country, Oklahoma teachers swarmed the state Capitol for a second week, urging lawmakers to increase funding for education in the state.

Among those attending the rally last Monday.

The Oklahoma Education Association is paying for the port-a-potties, busses to transport teachers and the stage and sound equipment.

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They already won pay raises of about $6,100, but many educators say their classrooms need more money. "So it seems like the only language they understand is escalated action here".

"As far as this year, we've accomplished a whole lot, and I just don't know how much more we can get done this session", said Pfeiffer. Authorities said she surrendered to the Clinton Police Department. But the likelihood for anything greater is small, she said.

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

Derek Harris, a co-founder of Arizona Educators United, took to Facebook Live on Monday night to share the news that a date was about to be set for a long-term walkout.

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"Do not wait anymore", Harris said.

"Teachers, we can not say enough about how easy you have made this process during the Teacher Demonstration". What's going on here now for the seventh day is really unprecedented.

Another petition supporting the #RedforEd demands had almost 37,000 signatures.

Early estimates show the teacher walkout has cost taxpayers over half a million dollars.

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