Samantha Clark is a first year teacher in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, not far from Tulsa. She discusses the reasons for the ongoing mass teacher walkout and the challenges she and her colleagues face. Samantha is a fierce advocate for public education and describes the following event. She says, "It’s not about us. At my district meeting, prior to the walkout, we were asked what our choice would be if we were to choose between a raise or adequate funding for our classrooms, and every single one of us chose funding for our classroom over a raise." If you want to connect with Samantha, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Samantha would like to clarify that a different representative from the one she names in the podcast used the word, "extortion," and she apologizes for the mistake.