Oregon Teachers Walk Out in Red to Press for School Funding

An estimated 25,000 people massed in a downtown Portland park for a rally before marching through the city.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. Schools around the state, including Oregon’s largest district, Portland Public Schools, closed for at least part of the day. Most offered day care and free lunch programs. An estimated 25,000 people massed in…

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