Teachers, supporters set out on 110-mile march to state Capitol
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Tulsa-area educators are marching their way to Oklahoma City as teachers across the state push for more funding in their schools.
The Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association has organized a 110-mile March for Education, and dozens showed up to Webster High School Wednesday morning to take part. The march will last 7-days, and participants will be sleeping in high school gymnasiums along the way.
There's no guarantee the teacher walkout will still be ongoing next week, but lawmakers haven't shown any signs that they're moving toward a funding solution for education.
Here's a breakdown of the march and where you can find them over the next week:
- Wednesday, April 4: Webster HS to Kellyville HS 20.7 miles
- Thursday, April 5: Kellyville HS to Bristow HS 17.3 miles
- Friday, April 6: Bristow HS to Stroud HS 18.4 miles
- Saturday, April 7: Stroud HS to Chandler HS 14.3 miles
- Sunday, April 8: Chandler HS to Wellston HS 11.5 miles
- Monday, April 9: Wellston HS to Jones HS 18.5 miles
- Tuesday, April 10: Jones HS to Capitol 15.4 miles
The TCTA says no one is required to participate in the entire march. You are welcome to join or leave the march at any time (register to join here).