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Oklahoma panhandling teacher returns 1 year later

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa teacher who was launched into the spotlight last year after panhandling for money to buy school supplies is back on the streets to advocate for teachers and collect supplies.

The Tulsa World reports that Teresa Danks began panhandling by Interstate 44 on the one-year mark from the first time she hit the streets July 19, 2017. She has since left her position teaching third grade at Grimes Elementary School because she felt uncertain the teacher pay raises would stick.

Danks said last year that she sought donations after slumping state revenue led to less educati...



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