Statement on Gov. Mary Fallin’s Call for Special Session

OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime’s statement on Gov. Mary Fallin’s call for a special legislative session:

“Oklahoma’s historic teacher shortage is evidence of the state’s failure to properly invest in public education. I’m grateful Gov. Mary Fallin is asking legislators to address this desperate situation and hope they will embrace the opportunity to create a long-term funding plan for schools that provides regionally competitive teacher pay and equips schools with the tools and resources they need to improve student achievement.”