Teachers Protest Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin For Mocking Them

Protesting in the Oklahoma state capitol, teachers shouted, “Where’s my car?” in response to Republican Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma who compared teachers to a “teenage kid that wants a better car.”

More than 36,000 teachers and supporters protested for the fourth consecutive day on April 5.

The Hill reports that Oklahoma teachers earn an average salary of $42,460 a year, which the lowest in the country, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The teachers are pushing for a $10,000 pay increase over three years. They also want a $5,000 increase for support staff…

Fallin signed a bill last week for a $6,100 pay increase for teachers, described as the “largest teacher pay raise in the history of the state.”

While historic, the Oklahoma Education Association, a teachers union, said it was “incomplete.”

(Source: KOCO/YouTube, The Hill)

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