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Oklahoma Music Teachers Perform Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ While on Strike

One of the biggest stories in America right now is happening in Oklahoma, where tens of thousands of teachers are on strike. One group of music teachers put their own flavor to the protests, busting out their instruments to play Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in the style of a marching band.

Today (April 4) marks the third day of a statewide teachers strike. Hundreds of schools have closed their doors this week due to teacher walkouts, with the teachers union demanding an increase in pay for teachers, bus drivers, custodians and other staff. They also want the restoration of more than $100 million that’s been trimmed from Oklahoma’s education budget over the last 10 years.

According to CBS News, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is “rapidly becoming the unofficial anthem of the growing teachers’ movement,” which is now comprised of an estimated 36,000 teachers.

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider tweeted a Washington Post article about teachers adopting “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as their battle cry:

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” was released in 1984, becoming Twisted Sister’s biggest hit. It’s also been used by politicians like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan during the 2010s, with Snider requesting that both candidates stop using the song on their respective campaign trails.

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