Thousands of teachers have rallied this week for more money for education.

Teachers continue to advocate for fair funding for education and educator pay.

Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it’s not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state’s teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.

So PROUD of Oklahoma teachers. Since I was a kid, they’ve been in the bottom 2 nationally in pay. Nothing has changed. And now, no raise in 10 years! Budget cuts. Where is the $$$? Great teachers are leaving the state.

Dari Nowkhah

Read more: Oklahoma’s Teachers Continue Walkout

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…the real people still want me to change, to be like them…

Even as hard as I try…

I try so hard, and it is still not working. I wear the same clothes as the others. I say the same words at the same times: good morning, hi, how are you, I’m fine, good night, please, thank you, you’re welcome, no thank you, not right now. I obey the traffic laws; I obey the rules. I have ordinary furniture in my apartment, and I play my unusual music very softly or use headphones. But it is not enough. Even as hard as I try, the real people still want me to change, to be like them.

Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark

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