Oklahoma Education Association statement on Senate passage of HB1010xx

Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, made this statement about HB1010xx:

“The passage of HB1010xx is a truly historic moment in Oklahoma.  This movement, fueled by the courageous acts of teachers, parents, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, custodians, and community members has forced this legislature to finally act.  This historic investment of half a billion dollars will benefit a generation of Oklahoma students and will be felt in every community across this state.

While this is major progress, this investment alone will not undo a decade of neglect. Lawmakers have left funding on the table that could be used immediately to help Oklahoma students.  There is still work to do to get this legislature to invest more in our classrooms. That work will continue Monday when educators descend on the Capitol.”