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A guest post argued in favor of state funding for education, noting that a better-educated community benefits all. A new post in our Neglected Oklahoma series described how payday lending left a single mother buried in debt. David Ocamb of the Sierra Club and Whitney Pearson of Beyond Coal explained why Oklahoma’s new generalized distribution tariff will not necessarily increase charges on households with their own solar panels or wind turbines.
In his Journal Record column, Executive Director David Blatt suggested that Oklahoma is failing to pay its teachers in a way that indicates respect and appreciation for their work.
We are still accepting applications to our second annual Summer Policy Institute (SPI), a three-day crash course on Oklahoma’s policy landscape, featuring speakers and panels on a wide range of state policy issues for college students. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 30th. Click here to apply.