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December 14th, 2017
In March 1992, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 640. It passed by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent, but with nothing else on the ballot that day, there was very low turnout. The total number of voters was… Read more
December 14th, 2017
In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today In The… Read more
December 13th, 2017
Download the 2016 Poverty Profile as a PDF Fact Sheet 624,042 Oklahomans had incomes below the poverty level in 2016. That’s 16.3 percent of Oklahoma’s population, or about one out of every 6 Oklahomans. The poverty rate in Oklahoma continues… Read more
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19.5%

Percentage of Oklahoma families with children that had income below the poverty threshold in 2016.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey

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“Once again, Oklahoma schools are educating more students than ever before with few new resources. Funding has not kept pace with the steady rise in enrollment over the past decade, the growing diversity of Oklahoma’s student population or the decrease of trained educators entering the profession. We will continue to advocate for teacher pay raises and adequate funding levels to meet the needs of all Oklahoma schoolchildren.”

Joy Hoffmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (Source)

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