The dirty little secret is that the legislature cannot give the teachers a pay raise, at least not directly. The money goes to most of the 500+ school districts. Then those administrators make sure they get their raises before the teachers get a portion of what they were promised on the floor of the capitol. More than 30 school districts are too wealthy to get any state aid. Included among them is the large Pryor Public Schools. Pryor completely runs a decent public common education system without any state aid. They rely on their other sources; namely property tax.
We'll have more to say, later in the day.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...