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OKLAHOMA CITY—As the school year draws to a close, educators took to the State Capitol Saturday to rally support for education.

The “Stand Up for Public Education” rally was held to encourage Oklahomans to invest more time and energy to help public schools succeed.

Supporters of the rally say Oklahoma ranks 49th nationally in the funding provided to educate our students, and something needs to be done to keep the promise of giving every Oklahoma child a quality education.

Linda Hampton, President of the Oklahoma Education Association, said, “What we really want to do is just get people to invest their time, their resources, you know, volunteer at a school, run for a school board, get involved. That’s what we’re asking because, with the low funding for schools, it’s going to take some creative ways to do what’s necessary to educate Oklahoma’s children.”

Hampton says an easy way to get involved is to ask a teacher.

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