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Teacher numbers decline despite pay raises

Ray Carter, OCPAThink.org In 2018, lawmakers voted to raise taxes by roughly $600 million with a significant share of that money going to teacher pay raises, and then voted to raise teacher pay again in 2019. Over those two years, teacher salaries increased by an average $7,400 apiece. Lawmakers argued the pay raises would eliminate […]

A look at those who lobby at the state Capitol for public education, including tax increases

Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan What does a top contract education lobbyist make in Oklahoma? Margaret Erling’s lobbying firm makes $75,000 a year lobbying for the Tulsa Public Schools, the state’s second largest school district. The firm garners $50,000 a year as the lobbyist for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fred Jordan’s lobbying firm […]

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