Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky shut schools over pay and pensions

OKLAHOMA CITYOklahoma teachers walked off the job on Monday, closing schools statewide and surrounding the Capitol to demand pay raises and more funding for a school system reeling from a decade of budget cuts.

The strike by some of the lowest-paid educators in the nation came the same day that Kentucky teachers flooded that state's Capitol to protest changes to pensions. The demonstrations follow a successful strike last month by teachers in West Virginia.

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