"This fight is not over just because the school bell will ring once more; we have created a movement and there is no stopping us", Priest said.
Hundreds of teachers are expected to make their way to the state Capitol on Monday for a "Day of Action" to plead with legislators for more funding.
Dobie served on the Surrey Board of Education from 2011 to 2014, having "spearheaded" the First Nations land acknowledgement protocol and LGBTQ+ inclusion regulation, the release notes, and has worked more that 20 years as an education assistant and early childhood educator.
School will not resume in Tulsa until tomorrow.
Despite the Oklahoma Education Association calling for an end to the walkout last Thursday, some teachers and supporters returned to the Capitol on Monday.
Teachers in Arizona are voting this week on whether to stage a classroom walkout, after previously conducting several walk-in protests in which they demonstrated outside their respective schools before walking in with students to conduct classes.
"It's part of the national conversation amongst teachers", Poudre Education Association president Tom List said.
- Education funding: Colorado effectively has underfunded its schools by $828 million, the CEA says, because the state hasn't kept up with a state constitutional mandate passed last decade to increase funds each year by at least the rate of inflation. Also, some of that money used goes towards school infrastructure improvements and drug education. They want to pay for a boat.
Colorado teachers will strike tomorrow against unfair wages and to protect their retirement benefits, reforms being debated in a state House committee tomorrow. Instead, it involved children in discussions and watched movies with them.
Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, who holds the Republican majority in the Legislature said, "What I'm seeing in Louisville is teachers are a lot more politically engaged than they were in 2015 or 2016".