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Group will fight school fund issue

Group will fight school fund issue

A state question to hike per-pupil spend- ing would hurt other services, it says.

Tulsa World

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

Published: 4/9/2010 2:22 AM
Last Modified: 4/9/2010 5:52 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — Several organizations announced the formation Thursday of a coalition to oppose a November ballot question that would require the state to bring per-pupil school spending to the regional average.

The One Oklahoma Coalition includes the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, the TRUST Road and Bridge Coalition, the Tulsa Metro Chamber, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

"Our coalition supports improving education, but not by pitting different needs of the state against one another," said Jeff Wilson, the coalition's campaign manager.

"The simple fact is, if State Question 744 becomes the law of the land, Oklahoma's families, businesses, people and children will suffer."... FULL ARTICLE


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