Teachers in Moore gathered along Southwest 19th Street to promote their desire for better classroom funding.
[UNFILTERED] reporter and University of Oklahoma student Mandy Lee was at the protest, which was met by car honks and cheers from passers-by. Moore Public Schools will be closed on Monday, April 2, as part of a statewide teacher walkout.
These teachers will be in Oklahoma City, at the state Capitol, protesting the need for bigger classroom funding and better pay for support staff. Many of Oklahoma's state employees will protest that day, too.
Click here for a list of school closings.
And take a second to watch Mandy's Facebook Live, below. If you're a teacher, student or parent in the Moore school district, share it with a friend on social and let them know about [UNFILTERED] -- a new community journalism project highlighting a partnership between News 9 and the University of Oklahoma.
[UNFILTERED] is a partnership between News 9 and Mike Boettcher, a veteran journalist, News 9 alum and visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma. The goal of [UNFILTERED] is to provide the most thorough coverage possible of stories that matter to Oklahomans. We believe that a transparent, unfiltered approach to community journalism will embody the new era of digital storytelling.
We'd love to hear what you think: good, bad, or maybe you have an idea for a story in your community you'd like to tell. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The state of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation met in a tense hour’s worth of arguments and questioning before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that could restore significant land and power to the tribe.
(Editor's Note: Storme Jones is reporting for News 9 [UNFILTERED] on behalf of Gaylord News and the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.) Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers clean up debris and provide hot meals, both major blessings for people impacted by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. "Started out with Katrina, and then I went to Rita -- and that's what I've been doing, every one of them," said Choctaw resident Wanda McLaughli...
(Editor's Note: Storme Jones is reporting for News 9 [UNFILTERED] on behalf of Gaylord News and the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.) About 20 workers with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma are working to get power restored to neighborhoods in the Florida Panhandle in the wake of destruction left behind by Hurricane Michael. They're doing everything from replacing snapped lines to broken poles and blown transformers. "Even though we have major ...
There are leaking ceilings, empty courtyards and restaurants that look abandoned.