No End In Sight for Illegal Oklahoma Strike

There is no end in sight for the strike, particularly when Oklahoma school superintendents are picketing right along with teacher union officials. Even striking teachers are concerned their efforts can survive if parents and school administrators stop supporting their action.

Michelle Hackman has the story in the Wall Street Journal.

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers surrounded the state Capitol on Tuesday amid a statewide walkout that shuttered schools for a second day, with signs emerging that the two sides remained far apart and no indication the protest would end soon.

The teachers and their union representatives are demanding a $10,000 pay raise, saying the $6,000 average raise the state’s Republican governor, Mary Fallin, signed into law last week was insufficient after years without pay increases. Teachers are also demanding other restorations to education funding, which has been cut sharply in recent years.