Legislation threatens to strip striking Okla. teachers of their licenses

January 25, 2019 | Tulsa World

Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, has taken the wrong lesson from last year’s statewide teacher strike.

Russ’ House Bill 2214 would make similar strikes illegal. Teachers and superintendents who took part in any future “strike, shutdown or related activities” would lose their pay and have their teaching certificates “permanently revoked,” under Russ’ proposal.

Current law makes teacher strikes against their local school districts illegal, but Russ’ proposal would add bans “as a means of resolving differences with … the Legislature or any other public official or public body.”

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