https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFuzic841mU&feature=youtu.be Do you want to know what it’s like to be a teacher? It's like any other desk job really, minus the actual sitting at a desk. Seven hours of daily meetings arranged the previous evening You want to know what it’s like to be a teacher in Oklahoma? It’s the hardest job with (almost) … Continue reading A New Day (poem for #oklaed)
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, two women walked into the Secretary of State’s office in Oklahoma City and filed the necessary paperwork to begin collecting signatures in an effort to place HB 1010xx on the ballot in November. HB 1010xx is the revenue bill, signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin on March 29, which … Continue reading Five Reasons the Success of State Question 799 Referendum Petition Is Not a Foregone Conclusion
Most of Oklahoma’s public schools were closed for nine days, April 2-12, 2018, as a show of strength and commitment in what came to be known as the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout. It was two weeks of rallying, marching, lobbying, organizing, singing, chanting, and picketing. Each of these forms of civic engagement is now an essential … Continue reading Oklahoma Teacher Walkout: What We Can Do Different Next Time
My wife and I were halfway to Tulsa on the Turner Turnpike before the full realization hit me; I was about to walk 110 miles of Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. I had been interviewed by a local news channel that afternoon, and I joked on the way that evening that I could … Continue reading Oklahoma’s 110 Mile March for Education in Retrospect
(A selection of original working song parodies for the 2018 Oklahoma Walkout) "Which Side Are You On?" (original by Florence Reece) Which side are you on? (x4) They say in Oklahoma There are no neutrals there. You'll either with the walkout Or the Council of Public Affairs Which side are you on? (x4) My daughter may be … Continue reading #BuskingTeacher
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