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Teachers, students and supporters of increased education funding pack the south side of the state Capitol during the eighth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Teachers, students and supporters of increased education funding pack the south side of the state Capitol during the eighth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

With crowds noticeably larger than last week, thousands of teachers returned to the Oklahoma state Capitol on Monday.

They were joined by parents, students and other education advocates who helped kick off the second week of a statewide teacher walkout, which has shut down hundreds of schools across the state.

"We've got to keep this on their mind, this can't go away," said Kelly Dunn, a 26-year teacher from Sulphur, who was trying to meet with lawmakers. "We've got to get something accomplished."

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Teachers, students and supporters of increased education funding pack the south side of the state Capitol during the eighth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Teachers, students and supporters of increased education funding pack the south side of the state Capitol during the eighth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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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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