The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, Oklahoma State School Boards Association and the Oklahoma Education Association appreciate the diligence and speed of the Oklahoma Supreme Court in reviewing the penny sales tax proposal to support public education.
Oklahomans understand that the state’s deepening teacher shortage crisis is bad for students and will continue to worsen without bold action. Our state’s citizens deserve the opportunity to help close the education investment gap and send the message that Oklahoma’s students are worth the same level of investment our neighboring states make in students.
We are grateful for the leadership of David Boren and others who stepped up to find a solution that specifically addresses the severe teacher shortage. The governing boards of CCOSA, OSSBA and OEA have voted in support of the initiative, and we pledge our support in making sure that the November 2016 election becomes a resounding reflection of just how much Oklahomans believe in our children and dedicated educators.
Shawn Hime, Executive Director
Oklahoma State School Boards Association
[email protected] | 405.528.3571
David DuVall, Executive Director
Oklahoma Education Association
[email protected] | 405.523.4355