I think it’s ridiculous how educators heard nothing about pay raises when our economy was booming. But as soon as the energy industry goes belly up, suddenly the idea is batted around. This makes no sense.
We’re bleeding teachers, and there is no end in sight.
Giving Oklahoma’s teachers a pay raise has been proclaimed as one of the highest priorities of legislators and Governor Mary Fallin this session. Despite a $1.3 billion budget shortfall and the near certainty of cuts to all state agencies, including common education, multiple pay raise plans have been proposed. […]