"This wasn’t caused by a natural disaster. This is a man-made crisis," National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García said.
by Kalhan Rosenblatt and The Associated Press
Frustrated educators were asking politicians to do the math on Monday as thousands of teachers swarmed the Oklahoma and Kentucky state capitals to demand an increase in their wages and in school funding.
Every public school in Kentucky and many schools in Oklahoma closed on Monday due to the large number of teachers protesting. The simultaneous protests across the country marked a breaking point for many teachers, who say they're tired of raising money and paying out of pocket for their underfunded classrooms.
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Source: NBC News