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I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.

I was a lifelong Republican. After seeing how little “trickled down” to my classroom and joining the Oklahoma walkout, I started voting for Democrats.

New York Magazine
Oct 17, 2018 · 6 min read
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Teachers and demonstrators hold signs during a rally inside the Oklahoma State Capitol building on April 4, 2018. Photo: J PAT CARTER/AFP/Getty Images

By Emily Ozment as told to Sarah Jones

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