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Our public schools are the foundation to a stronger Oklahoma. By investing in public education, we will have an educated workforce that will attract employers and high-paying jobs. I am committed to ensuring that every child receives a quality education that prepares them for the jobs of tomorrow.

Our current education budget is not under funded by a few hundred million. It is underfunded by at least $800 million just accounting for the 16% inflation over the past decade.  Add to this equation the 60,000 more students served with no budget growth at the state level.

Why can we not even keep up with inflation?  Refer to Priority 1

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Declining State Contribution to Student Spending

Oklahomans, it is time stand up for our kids by acting responsibly in our economic policies, our acceptance of diversity and taking positive action to resolve these decades old issues.