On Monday, April 2nd, teachers across Oklahoma began the walkout. Their goal: to get legislature to provide more funding for education. This funding would be used to increase teacher and support staff salaries, and increase the general budget for schools. During the course of the walkout over 40,000 teachers went to the capitol and protested. Teachers were all over the capitol, somewhere walking around the capitol, others had tents with humorous signs, and snacks and drinks for the long journey ahead of them. Not only where teachers outside the capitol, but they were also inside! Many teachers had taken the initiative and had actually spoken to the legislatures about the bill. On March 29th, legislature passed a bill providing a $447 million revenue package to fund teachers and state employees pay raises. Later, $50.4 million was repealed, leaving teachers with only a $6,100 pay raise. This was not what the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) had asked for however, wanting a $10,000 pay raise for teachers over 3 years and a $5,000 pay raise for full-time support professionals. On April 4th, Tulsa teachers began the walk from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, a trip that goes over 110 miles and took a total of six days. At the end of the walk there were hundreds of teachers awaiting the Tulsans and many even joined them for the last mile. With hundreds of sweaty teachers on the front steps of the capital, many people gave speeches including Dr. Deborah Gist, Heather Cody, Kate Baker, Dr. Tom, and Patty Palmer. Sadly, the walkout ended on Thursday, April 12th to the disappointment of many teachers. The walkout ended with disappointment from most, both about the legislators taking more time to pass the bill than the amount of time it takes to walk from Tulsa to OKC, and on the part of the OEA who, many believed, ended the walkout prematurely.