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Featured Report
August 20th, 2015

With the Community Eligibility Provision, participating schools can eliminate school meals paperwork and serve all students at no charge. Our report explains the program’s benefits and how it works, as well as its potential for Oklahoma schools… Read more

Recent Articles & Reports
November 8th, 2016

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement on the failure of SQ 779, the sales tax increase for education: SQ 779 did not reach majority support even though Oklahomans widely acknowledge that we must improve school funding. The results of this vote show that many believed that SQ 779 was the wrong solution to the right problem. Many voters were not  Continue Reading »

November 3rd, 2016

Teara Firor is a Tulsa-born social worker and parent of three children in the  public school system. We hear a lot about the cuts to public programs that have been made in recent years as a result of the state’s endless budget crisis. Often a lot of numbers get tossed around, but we can lose sight of what the programs that are being cut  Continue Reading »

November 1st, 2016

A central claim being made by opponents of State Question 779, the ballot measure that would increase the sales tax by one percentage point to boost funding for education, is that less than half the money will go to raise teacher pay. This assertion is made repeatedly on the homepage and campaign ads of the group leading the No on  Continue Reading »