OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime Applauds Teacher Pay Raise Passage
“This is an incredible moment for Oklahoma teachers and students. I’m so grateful to the senators who voted yes tonight, to the many legislators who chose children and compromise over politics and public education’s tireless advocates.
But my biggest appreciation is for Oklahoma’s teachers, who have shouldered the burden of a severe teacher shortage and budget cuts with admirable dedication and resolve. Even when asked over and over again to do more with less, they stayed to educate and love our children. They have earned the largest teacher pay raise in state history and a debt of gratitude that no amount of money can repay.”