Winter-like temperatures and overcast skies failed to dampen the will of thousands of teachers, school administrators and public employees today at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Mostly bundled in woolen gloves and winter hats, the demonstrators on hand sought better pay for teachers and state employees, more funding for education in general and the attention of politicians whose latest offering has been roundly rejected as too little, too late.

Coverage from the State Capitol will continue as long as the teacher walkout. For previous stories about today’s events, see a collection of social media snippets as well as Alexandra Goodman’s story about Edmond students attending AP English classes at the rally.

Below are photos from Monday’s teacher walkout and rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Michael Duncan is an Oklahoma City lawyer and Norman resident who was a newspaper reporter three decades ago when they still used ink. He photographs and writes about people, places and things.
Josh McBee served as NonDoc's managing editor from September 2015 through January 2019. He earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He has reported and edited for newspapers and other media in Oklahoma, Colorado and California.