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One year after the teacher walkout, The Oklahoman visits with three educators to talk about the public school landscape across the state and in Oklahoma City. 

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Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-209f31ed3b306072d07c92042ecedc8b.jpg" alt="Photo - Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Teachers and supporters of increased education funding fill the second floor of the state Capitol during the fifth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7f69e24e1a70a9155c31dc812a9cfde6.jpg" alt="Photo - " title=""><figcaption></figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d43070006c90b3fb1f9cd5752a97001b.jpg" alt="Photo - Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, gets a hug from other Grove Valley teachers after filing for Senate District 40 as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, gets a hug from other Grove Valley teachers after filing for Senate District 40 as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, gets a hug from other Grove Valley teachers after filing for Senate District 40 as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-83c6fde1331c844606593029cfac7ea6.jpg" alt="Photo - Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, left, holds two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks as she talks to other teachers from Grove Valley, including Katharin Evans, middle, after Hicks filed to run for the District 40 Senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, left, holds two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks as she talks to other teachers from Grove Valley, including Katharin Evans, middle, after Hicks filed to run for the District 40 Senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, left, holds two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks as she talks to other teachers from Grove Valley, including Katharin Evans, middle, after Hicks filed to run for the District 40 Senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7d0545f7d1a221e1b3106482fc5fdc1b.jpg" alt="Photo - Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, fills out a form with two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks to run for the District 40 senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, fills out a form with two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks to run for the District 40 senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Carri Hicks, a fourth grade teacher at Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School, fills out a form with two-month-old daughter Cami Hicks to run for the District 40 senate seat as a Democrat during candidate filing on the the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 9, 2018. Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-202d5b4c9300b2f33727428595a2710b.jpg" alt="Photo - OEA employees Jay Williams, left, and Cal Ware wait for an elevator in the basement of the state Capitol with pizzas donated by the Kansas National Education Association and Illinois Education Association during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="OEA employees Jay Williams, left, and Cal Ware wait for an elevator in the basement of the state Capitol with pizzas donated by the Kansas National Education Association and Illinois Education Association during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>OEA employees Jay Williams, left, and Cal Ware wait for an elevator in the basement of the state Capitol with pizzas donated by the Kansas National Education Association and Illinois Education Association during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d3074271f6b9782afab777c22d3dfbb.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs hang in a space that usually displays a painting in the fourth floor rotunda at the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Signs hang in a space that usually displays a painting in the fourth floor rotunda at the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Signs hang in a space that usually displays a painting in the fourth floor rotunda at the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a2583002df004a75a1b3e8d69ca739f2.jpg" alt="Photo - Supporters of increased education funding hold signs on the fifth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Supporters of increased education funding hold signs on the fifth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Supporters of increased education funding hold signs on the fifth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7bef4086f8307f040de2d0a597d14b1f.jpg" alt="Photo - A supporter of increased education funding holds sign that reads &quot;4th Floor Loud City&quot; in front of the House chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="A supporter of increased education funding holds sign that reads &quot;4th Floor Loud City&quot; in front of the House chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A supporter of increased education funding holds sign that reads &quot;4th Floor Loud City&quot; in front of the House chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b79bfe1767f399d49c3695d13f5b87e5.jpg" alt="Photo - Teachers and supporters of increased education funding rally on the fourth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Teachers and supporters of increased education funding rally on the fourth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Teachers and supporters of increased education funding rally on the fourth floor of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-69b37aa9ca503a8d7ba3276c148f8e11.jpg" alt="Photo - People say the Pledge of Allegiance on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol as it is said by the House of Representatives in its chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="People say the Pledge of Allegiance on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol as it is said by the House of Representatives in its chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>People say the Pledge of Allegiance on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol as it is said by the House of Representatives in its chamber during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4d99dbefedb11b1e2594e972d56a4bdf.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="A sign on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A sign on the fourth floor rotunda of the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-392b5d170593cf06d49298db4bcf9cb2.jpg" alt="Photo - Monta Ewing, an eighth-grade teacher at Union Public Schools, takes a break in the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Monta Ewing, an eighth-grade teacher at Union Public Schools, takes a break in the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Monta Ewing, an eighth-grade teacher at Union Public Schools, takes a break in the state Capitol during the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a9687ff906ee1bc3a37f557fffea3efc.jpg" alt="Photo - Owasso teachers Liz Swearingen, left, and Mary Hill, right, talk to State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister after filed for re-election during candidate filing in the basement of the state Capitol on the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Owasso teachers Liz Swearingen, left, and Mary Hill, right, talk to State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister after filed for re-election during candidate filing in the basement of the state Capitol on the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Owasso teachers Liz Swearingen, left, and Mary Hill, right, talk to State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister after filed for re-election during candidate filing in the basement of the state Capitol on the tenth day of a walkout by Oklahoma teachers in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
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