As each of us know, the recent teacher walkout has ended. With students back in class and teachers earning their salary, all of us are left wondering: did we really get what we wanted? Each is left to their own opinion, with a wide range of viewpoints dominating Oklahoma’s political landscape. In the end, the Oklahoma legislature, faced by huge crowds, furious teachers, and angry parents, passed just enough revenue-raising bills to end the walkout. As Cory Williams, a teacher at Carver Middle schools, said, teachers’ “unstoppable force [met] an unmovable object,” referring to legislators’ refusal to increase any more taxes. On average, teachers will receive a $6,000 raise and support staff a raise of a little more than $1000. Although teachers across the board are pleased, most say that more has to be done. To them, though, it has become obvious that change will not take place without broader and more drastic changes to Oklahoma overall. The first step, they say, is to replace “anti-education” legislators with more friendly alternatives. In fact, Mr. Waldron and Mr. Hoxie, both of BTW, are running for office. However, it is also wise to consider that Oklahoma’s legislators are not the only reason for its troubles. Oklahoma residents and voters have failed to vote “yes” on education-focused referendums multiple times in the past decade. Regardless, students and teachers alike should continue the walkout in spirit and through voting to bring about real and more permanent change.