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Groups oppose school funding mandate

Tulsa World

By World's Editorial Writers

Published: 4/10/2010 2:23 AM
Last Modified: 4/10/2010 4:10 AM

If state government came up with an extra dollar, we would want much of it spent on public schools.

Education should be a priority of state government. The success or failure of public schools determine our state's future success civically, intellectually and economically.

That said, State Question 744 — an initiative petition to constitutionally require the Legislature to spend at least as much per pupil on public schools as surrounding states spend — is a bad idea that should be killed by voters.

An impressive coalition of opponents to the measure (which is pushed by the Oklahoma Education Association) was unveiled last week... FULL ARTICLE

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