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Oklahoma lawmakers scramble to avert teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pressure mounted Tuesday on the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature to broker a deal on taxes to pay for hundreds of millions in new education spending and avert a threatened strike of teachers next week.

The leader of the state's largest teacher's union said Monday's planned walkout over low pay and funding for schools could end up being more of a one-day celebration if lawmakers can approve a deal this week.


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