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Moore, Yukon teachers march 11 miles to Capitol for walkout

Teachers from Moore and Yukon march 11 miles from Central Junior High in Moore to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. (Wayne Stafford/KOKH)

Teachers and supporters are returning to the Oklahoma Capitol for the second day of teacher walkouts. But Tuesday, it'll take some a little longer to get there than others.

Teachers and students from Moore and Yukon school districts are marching 11 miles from Central Junior High all the way to the Capitol building.

Starting at 7 a.m. close to 100 teachers will be taking part in the trek. They say it's to help raise awareness for the ongoing funding issues with education in the state.

On Monday, thousands of teachers, state employees, students and supporters flooded the Capitol grounds demanding better funding for education and raises.

The Oklahoma Education Association is asking teachers to continue the walkout until the legislature replaces the hole in the funding pulled from the hotel/motel tax and to pass "ball and dice" legislation that is currently in the Senate. They would like legislators to restore $200 million to public school funding, which has been cut from the budget since 2008.



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