Every teacher knows the familiar children’s folk song, The Wheels on the Bus.
The wheels on the bus go round and round. This time from Tulsa and all the other communities around the state to OKC each day. School buses. Not carrying students this time, but teachers. To the Capitol.
Wednesday was day three of the teacher’s walkout. I rode a bus. To the Capitol. Except mine was blue. A TPS activity bus. We boarded at Memorial High School at 7 a.m., returning home at 6:30 p.m.
It was a sight to see. A sea of yellow. There were more buses than I’ve ever seen at one time parked in several parking lots adjacent to the Capitol.
And more people than I’ve ever seen to match. Many of which arrived on those buses.
The wheels were turning. For some 106 miles for us. Longer for many others. Our route took us along the Turner Turnpike.
Wheels were also obviously turning in the heads of all those who made their creative signs and posters to display their concerns. That was entertaining in itself to read the various sentiments. Words of truth. Words of humor. And some words of disgust. Teachers have quite obviously had enough.
We pray that those same wheels will be turning in the minds of our legislators as they continue to convene and make good decisions for the future of our state. Our education. Our students. And the funding that goes along with it all.
Thank you to all for a great day at the Capitol. I enjoyed meeting new friends and getting to better know those I accompanied on my bus ride. Thank you to our bus driver. Thank you to TPS for supplying the bus and driver and organizing it. Thank you to all those vendors generously donating food and drink to our teachers on the Capitol grounds. Thank you to all that are supporting us statewide. Thank you to parents for adjusting your schedules to have your children temporarily home from school. Thank you to our students for understanding and cooperating. This IS for you!Thank you to all for your patience. We so appreciate it!❤✏📒📚
Wheels keep on turning!
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another. Ezekiel 1:16
Love and laughter,