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Broken school chairs have become the symbol of the Oklahoma teacher walkout

The student’s comment was in reference to the overcrowding and underfunding that’s plaguing the state’s schools, a problem that forces teachers to spend their own money on supplies or make do with what they have. The chairs, to be sure, are far from the only issue. But in the midst of a teacher uprising aimed at reversing the state’s education crisis, the chairs have become the symbol of a broken system that’s too long been ignored.