Commentary Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual
per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding
states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was
estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on
common education by $830 million.
News Ben Felder
As the Aretha Franklin classic song “Respect” belted out from the speakers near the south steps of the Oklahoma Statehouse, tens of thousands of teachers chanted the lyrics back in unison.