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.
In a WalletHub.com study titled “2016’s Best and Worst States for Teachers,” Oklahoma ranks No. 36. In “Job opportunity and competition rank,” Oklahoma is No. 25. In “Academic and Work Environment Rank,” Oklahoma is No. 37. The study reports that Oklahoma is No. 48 in “public spending per student,” ahead of Utah, Arizona and Indiana. However, the five states with the lowest teacher salaries are Arizona, West Virginia, Maine, South Dakota and Hawaii. According to the study, education jobs are some of the lowest-paying occupations that require a bachelor’s degree, and their salaries consistently fail to keep up with inflation. READ FULL STORY ON TULSA BEACON