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230,000 Oklahoma Students Stay Home As Teacher Walkout Enters Third Day03:46
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Supporters carry signs as they picket around the state Capitol during a teacher's rally in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2018. Teachers were holding separate protests in Oklahoma and Kentucky on Monday to voice dissatisfaction with issues like pay and pensions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Supporters carry signs as they picket around the state Capitol during a teacher's rally in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 2, 2018. Teachers were holding separate protests in Oklahoma and Kentucky on Monday to voice dissatisfaction with issues like pay and pensions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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More than 20,000 teachers from Oklahoma's 10 largest school districts are walking out for a third day. The teachers, among the lowest paid in the country, are asking for higher wages and increased school funding. They say they're inspired by similar strikes in West Virginia, Arizona and Kentucky.

Education reporter Emily Wendler (@EmilyWendler) of StateImpact Oklahoma joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd to discuss the walkout.

This segment aired on April 4, 2018.

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