2019 Priority: Increase PK-12 state aid funding to restore school staffing and programs

Download this fact sheet as a printable pdf here. Read about the rest of OK Policy’s 2019 Legislative Policy Priorities here. The revenue measures passed in April 2018 as HB1010xx were a historic win for educators, funding an average $6,100… Read more [More...]

2019 Legislative Policy Priorities: Solutions for Oklahoma’s toughest challenges

We are offering proven solutions to poverty and the lack of opportunity that holds Oklahoma back from becoming a truly prosperous state. With this agenda and with all of you, we may finally fulfill the Oklahoma Standard and rebuild an economy and society that works for all. [More...]

Tulsa has better options than punitive responses to truancy and homelessness

This post is by OK Policy intern Lydia Lapidus. Lydia is a recent graduate from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in International Politics. In recent weeks, the Tulsa City Council has considered ordinances that… Read more [More...]

Fact Sheet: Is education fully funded?

Updated April 17th [Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] In March, lawmakers approved a package of funding increases that included pay raises for teachers (HB 1023xx), school support staff (HB 1026xx), and state workers (HB 1024xx), along with additional… Read more [More...]

State Funding Crisis and the Teacher Walkout: Resources & Information

Oklahoma teachers and school districts all over the state have shut down schools since April 2nd to advocate for better funding of education and other core state services. This page compiles resources to help you understand the context for Oklahoma’s… Read more [More...]

2018 Legislative Policy Priorities

Download this fact sheet as a PDF. OK Policy is committed to supporting fair and adequate funding of public services and expanded economic opportunity for all Oklahomans through research and advocacy. During the 2018 legislative session, we will work to… Read more [More...]

2018 Policy Priority: Increase Teacher Pay

See the full list of our 2018 policy priorities. Download this fact sheet as a PDF. Background Oklahoma’s average teacher pay and benefits are among the very lowest in the nation and well below surrounding states. This non-competitive pay damages… Read more [More...]

2017 Legislative Policy Priorities

At OK Policy, our core mission is to encourage state policy changes that ensure responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans. To that end, we’ve identified a number of policies as top priorities in Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session. Read more... [More...]

2017 Policy Priority: Increase teacher pay

See the full list of our 2017 policy priorities Download this fact sheet as a pdf Background Oklahoma’s average teacher pay and benefits is among the very lowest in the nation and well below surrounding states. This noncompetitive pay damages… Read more [More...]

Enmienda Estatal 779: Impuesto de Ventas para la Educación

Descargue esta hoja informativa en formato PDF. El punto importante SQ 779 es una enmienda constitucional que elevaría a 1% el impuesto de ventas y uso. De todos los ingresos generados por el nuevo impuesto, el 60 por ciento se… Read more [More...]