The state Legislature failed to pass a bill for a penny sales tax toward education; meanwhile, the state issued 1,100 emergency teacher certifications and still has vacancies.
CFN looks back on 2016 and makes predictions about what Okies will get up to in 2017.
State leaders and local groups plan to continue to fight for teacher raises in Oklahoma.
“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”
Oklahoma’s state questions affect our everyday lives and must be carefully considered before Election Day.
University of Oklahoma students protested after what they felt was an inadequate response to sexual assault at the university.
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.