If you’re a teacher, it is necessary — no, it’s your duty — to get involved politically. We can’t let this happen again.
What will make Oklahoma great again, or at least better? Answer — teachers. The last several years we’ve endured drastic cuts to education, public safety and health care programs. Cuts that are short-sighted and destructive to our present and future. This occurred while teachers were largely absent as a political force in Oklahoma. But, in the late 1980s educators were leaders in our state’s politics and we were better off for it. Cuts in our state budget started during the Great Recession. But even in the face of record energy prices and a national recovery, our state leaders continued cutting education and basic services. Our current problems are not all about low energy prices.
Not sure who to vote for?
Oklahomans for Public Education has compiled a list of teacher and pro-public education candidates for the upcoming Oklahoma elections. You can view the updated copy via Google Drive.
Oklahomans for Public Education is a a pro-public education political action committee setup by parents and educators to help fund pro-education legislative candidates.
For another perspective, this one vetted by Claudia Swisher, our fearless leader who retired from education after almost 40 years of service, check out this list.