Teacher's Letter About the State of Education Goes Viral

Steven Wedel is an Oklahoma City English teacher who decided to write an honest letter about the state of education in America today. In his letter, he discusses low teacher salaries, budget cuts and large class sizes. He started by urging parents to take a more active role in their students' education.

His letter reads, "Over 90 percent of the kids in my high school are on the free or reduced lunch programs. The walk hand-in-hand with Poverty and its brother Violence... And they continue the cycle you put them in."

Wedel then went after lawmakers by writing:

"You whittle away at education funding. You waste the taxpayers' money so that our great state faces unbelievable shortfalls and massive budget cuts. You take home a salary that ranks 10th highest in the nation among state legislators and you are inept, uncaring, and an abomination to our democratic form of government."

In just two days, his post has received over 7,000 views.

Photo: ABC News Go, Steven E Wedel Word Press

Teacher slams parents and lawmakers in an open letter.

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