Oklahoma teachers shut down schools as part of their fight for higher salaries and school funding.
Oklahoma teachers are some of the lowest paid.
Teachers in Oklahoma earn $42,400 annually, while the national average is $61,420.
The state is dealing with a teacher shortage. Many Oklahoma schools are hiring teachers with temporary emergency certification and lack proper training.
Teachers asked for more than $800 million in new funding, including a $10,000 raise and $200 million in additional funding.
The legislature passed a bill offering $447 million in new money, with a $6,100 raise and $33 million for new textbooks.
Lawmakers approved an additional $19 million for new school funding moneys.
Support staff was offered little. While teachers struck, the staff was forced to report to school each day in the country.
But educations said that was not enough.
Teachers said it was not enough. "It's about more than a raise. We need funding".
One lawmaker said "I don't know how Gov. Mary Fallin can-be so tone deaf to what is happening in our schools and with our kids".
Lawmakers had originally planned money for prisons than schools.
Teachers said they wanted to be treated with respect and as a professional.
With the low salaries, many teachers work two or three jobs. And some rely on selling their plasma for extra money.
Teachers, after they were given the $6,100 raise, continued to push for revenue raising plans.
Teachers wanted to eliminate the income tax deduction for capital gains that would $120 million annually.
That bill was strongly opposed by the GOP lawmakers.
Others demanded higher taxes on oil production in the state.
Other measures would expand tribal gaming.
Other ideas included taxing certain internet sales.
One republican lawmaker reported "my colleagues have made a good effort to address the pay raise issue but there are 72 other state agencies have needs that must be addressed".