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Oklahoma approves tax deal but teachers vow to extend strike

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Senate passed a $44 million revenue and tax package on Friday to fund the state’s public schools, but the amount fell short of new spending sought by teachers who walked out in protest of a decade of education budget cuts and low salaries.

Teachers vowed to extend into next week their already five-day-old strike, which has affected more than 500,000 students statewide. They are seeking $200 million in increased annual education funding.


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