Oklahoma teacher walkout ends

CNN: The Oklahoma teacher walkout has ended after nine days, the state's largest teachers union said, but teachers across the state pledged to continue fighting for more school funding and higher pay.

"We have created a movement, and there's no stopping us now," Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said Thursday. "This fight is not over just because the school bell rings once more and our members walk back into schools."

The union decided to end the walkout Thursday after it became clear that Senate Republicans in the Legislature "won't budge an inch on any more revenue for public education" after days of negotiations with lawmakers in both chambers, Priest said.

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