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Teachers, students and parents form a constant line around the building as they participate in a walkout and protest at the Oklahoma State Capitol building on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Teachers, students and parents form a constant line around the building as they participate in a walkout and protest at the Oklahoma State Capitol building on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman


As thousands of teachers converged for another day of protest at the state Capitol on Thursday, Ginger Henley stood along Lincoln Boulevard, eliciting honks from passing motorists who obliged with her banner that read "Honk for funding Oklahoma education."

"We need our legislators to believe that education is important in Oklahoma," said Henley, a literacy teacher at McCord Elementary, located 106 miles north of the Capitol.

The fourth day of a statewide teacher walkout and rally produced more calls for increased public school funding and inaction from state lawmakers.

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Teachers, students and parents form a constant line around the building as they participate in a walkout and protest at the Oklahoma State Capitol building on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Teachers, students and parents form a constant line around the building as they participate in a walkout and protest at the Oklahoma State Capitol building on Thursday, April 5, 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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