OIC Walked down to the capitol to show support for education and teachers!
Ms. Deveryle’s class discussed the word “advocacy” in their weekly vocabulary lesson during the daytime GED class which inspired our learners and staff to engage in their civic responsibility and participate in the rally. As citizens, we must be engaged both in thought and in action. Students and staff quickly made signs and took to the streets. Although the distance of the walk was just a short 1.4-miles, the experience was very meaningful.
The students of OIC wanted to advocate for teachers because without teachers there would be no OIC. They met some wonderful people along the way! Students recognized how important it is to vote, and how their vote matters. Along the hike, they were treated to free pizza, hot dogs, waters, and pop. Today was a day of firsts for many of our students and staff.
- First protest.
- First time at the capital.
- First time to sign a petition
- First time to register to vote
Thank you, Teachers of Oklahoma, for fighting for your rights.
You’re an inspiration to us all.