Teachers across Oklahoma are debating a walkout to force lawmakers to better fund education, including giving teachers a pay raise.

Oklahoma Education Association, which represents thousands of educators and met with more than 200 superintendents yesterday, said the consensus was that lawmakers should have an April 23 deadline.

OEA wrote on their Facebook page, “After that, schools will shut down.”

Many educators responded to the post saying the deadline is too late and that a walkout needs to happen earlier, possibly April 2 when it would disrupt state testing.

Oklahoma continues to rank near the bottom in the country for teacher pay and amount spent per student