In tough budget times, higher education might be on the chopping block.
“When you’re a first-generation college student, that distinction is not so clear,” Ellington said of the choice between for-profit colleges and accredited institutions like OU.
An Oklahoma lawmaker threw a ridiculous, alarming, questionable budget-saving idea onto the list submitted by the House Republican Platform Caucus.
In Oklahoma, remediation costs $22.2 million annually in extra tuition, according to a Center for American Progress report.
OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.
Black Chamber of Commerce Metro Oklahoma City helps local black entrepreneurs accomplish their goals.
“We’re looking for energy; we’re looking for ideas,” Green said.
Private sector employers and organizations stress the need for employees with higher education degrees.
State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.
State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.