Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Mocks Teachers For Wanting More School Funding
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma mocked thousands of teachers who marched at the state capitol to call for an increase in school funding on April 3.
In response to the striking teachers last week, Fallin signed a bill giving teacher-support staff a $1,250 raise (which she could have signed years ago), notes CBS News.
Fallin also signed a bill that gave teachers a $6,000 pay raise and additional $50 million to school funding (that she could have signed years ago).
However, the teachers also called for $200 million in funding.
Fallin mocked the teachers — who are among the lowest paid in the U.S. — by comparing them to teens wanting a car:
Teachers want more. But it’s kind of like a teenager wanting a better car.