Thousands of school board members and superintendents from around the state came together Friday to talk education at the Oklahoma State School Boards Association conference. One of the big topics this year was teacher raises. Click here to view original web page at www.news9.com
We’re in the same camp as laid-off-due-to-budget-cuts former teacher Mickey Dollens: Fallin and other politicians have been promising pay raises to teachers for years, at least since HB 1017 in 1990, but have failed to follow through when it comes time to consistently fund such endeavors, particularly in times of plenty. OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — […]
Leave it to our legislature to find a way to offer teachers a pay raise during a budget crisis. How did they do this? Simple! Fund it by raising taxes on lower income people and ensuring that teachers will actually lose money over time as health insurance costs rise. Perfect! Legislation written for teacher raises […]
Moore Public Schools teachers break their silence on what it means to be a teacher. If you want to understand where teachers are coming from, you must watch.
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 […]