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Fewer Oklahoma educators running for legislative offices
Episode 14026th October 2020 • StateImpact Oklahoma • OPMX
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Two years after Oklahoma educators walked out of their classrooms and stormed the state Capitol, fewer teachers are running for state legislative seats. This year, more than 50 education candidates launched campaigns for legislative seats, down from 112 candidates who ran in 2018, according to figures from the Oklahoma Education Association. In an Oklahoma Media Center story supported by Oklahoma Engaged and The Walton Family Foundation, StateImpact's Robby Korth and The Oklahoman's Carmen Forman talk about why those numbers have shifted.