Oklahoma City to Oktaha. Marietta to Morris. Peggs to Putnam City. Adair to Anadarko. From our bustling cities to our quiet towns, Oklahoma’s education leaders share a dream: a future of promise and prosperity for our state’s children.

For the People: A Vision for Public Education in Oklahoma began in 2012 as OSSBA and CCOSA gathered a group of Oklahoma education leaders from throughout the state to look at strengths and areas of improvement for public schools in our state.

Seven years later, the context has changed: Oklahoma’s teacher shortage has reached historic levels, but in the last two years, so has the level of investment in public education.

We have refreshed the original For the People plan to reflect the changing education landscape, the latest research on trauma, hope and educational equity and accomplishments resulting from the original For the People work.

The vision is unchanged: All Oklahoma public school students will learn in an environment that maximizes their potential and develops them as leaders who will contribute to a meaningful life in a democracy, propelling our state forward into a competitive, global society.