Oklahoma schools are ranked 45th overall nationally and 47th for per student funding. We’re losing teachers, young and old, to other states because our teachers haven’t had a pay raise in 8 years. Our schools are the key to Oklahoma's future, but our state leaders don't seem to care.
Tell them our students and teachers deserve better - they deserve a permanent solution.
The Oklahoma Education Coalition says 17 percent of new teachers in Oklahoma will leave the state or the profession in their first year. Pittsburg County’s Jason McMullen stayed in the profession and he spent more than a year teaching in Oklahoma towns including Carnegie and Stigler. McMullen even came back to Oklahoma after a stint in Dallas, but he said he just couldn’t make it here. READ FULL STORY ON NEWS ON 6