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By Jon Greenberg
PolitiFact 

Oklahoma teacher pay dispute: factoring in cost of living

 


Teachers in about 70 Oklahoma school districts staged a week of walkouts over low pay and slender school budgets. A common talking point is that they are paid far less than teachers nationwide.

Lawmakers and the governor agreed that education spending should rise after many years of austerity, passing a tax increase to help cover a salary hike of about $6,100 a year.

But many teachers say they’re looking for a long-term commitment to both wages and school support.

Our recent fact-check confirmed that Oklahoma teacher salaries rank near the bottom. But one point deserves a closer look: Wha...



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