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The Morning Brew: Oklahoma teacher-lawmaker showdown enters Day 3

Day 3 of teacher-lawmaker showdown 

Oklahoma teachers fill the the State Capitol to capacity on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma teachers fill the the State Capitol to capacity on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman


The Oklahoman's Ben Felder has a rundown of Day 2 of the 2018 Oklahoma teacher's strike.

On the fourth floor of the Oklahoma state Capitol, a mass of teachers gathered just before the entrance to the House chamber while lawmakers met on the other side of the giant wooden doors. As their chants of “we're not leaving” echoed off the walls of the 101-year-old building, the teachers took a seat on the marble floor.

A state trooper pleaded with the crowd to clear a walking path or risk arrest, his voice rising to a shout as the teachers' chants grew louder.

But sitting calmly in the middle of the protest was Jenny Crow, who scribbled away on a note card before sealing it inside an envelope with House Speaker Charles McCall's name written on it.

More from Day 2 here.

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Oklahoma teachers fill the the State Capitol to capacity on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma teachers fill the the State Capitol to capacity on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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