Lessons of landmark OK education reform bill worth noting 26 years later

When the Legislature approved House Bill 1017 in 1990, officials proclaimed the education funding-…

Georgia (Mar 28, 2016)When the Legislature approved House Bill 1017 in 1990, officials proclaimed the education funding-and-reform measure would permanently improve Oklahoma schools…

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By 1999, The Associated Press reported that school administrators also complained the class-size limit effectively required additional spending on new classroom facilities.

Subsequent school staffing decisions have made things worse. Ben Scafidi, a professor at Kennesaw State University, notes Oklahoma schools now employ more nonteachers than teachers, further diverting resources from teacher pay…

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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