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School Funding | 01/19/2017

Amber England

Amber England is the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Stand for Children Oklahoma Executive Director Amber England issued the following statement in response to Senator David Holt’s plan to raise teacher pay by $10,000 over a four-year period by using a combination of 12 separate measures.

“We’re encouraged to see Senator Holt release a teacher pay raise plan that acknowledges the dire need for new revenue while Oklahoma is facing yet another budget hole.

“Based on a recent online survey of more than 500 public education supporters from across Oklahoma, there is a clear desire for an overall tax reform package to help address Oklahoma’s budget woes in order to help pay for a teacher pay raise and restore funding cuts to Oklahoma schools.

“We’re hopeful the acknowledgment of the need for additional revenue will lead to robust discussion and bold action by lawmakers this session to finally provide the funding needed to keep our teachers here and to ensure every child in Oklahoma receives a quality education.”

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