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Edison Teacher Planning Concert To Raise Awareness

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A Tulsa Public Schools teacher wants to put on a concert to bring awareness to the proposed statewide walkout of teachers and state employees.

Larry Cagle, a teacher at Edison Preparatory School, says he hopes the concert will prompt Oklahoma lawmakers to get behind the efforts of teachers and state employees to bring lasting change.

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“We came up with an idea,” said Cagle.  “What if we got a big Oklahoma performer, like a Carrie Underwood or a Garth Brooks, to step in front and explain why this is important to our community?”

Cagle says work is already underway to get star Oklahoma performers on board for a concert, including Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Reba McIntyre, and Carrie Underwood – whose mother was an elementary school teacher in Checotah.

Cagle hopes the big names will bring attention to what could be a history-making walkout.

“We get one shot at this, Oklahoma,” stated Cagle.  “We’re not likely to have an opportunity to address this in a real and meaningful way for a very long time to come, and if everybody isn’t on board in the discussion, we’re going to struggle to find change.”

Cagle is working with Johnny Buschardt, one of the largest entertainment promoters in the country.  The two plan to release more specific details soon.

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