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Governor Grilled Over Education Funding at Tulsa Meeting

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Citizens at Governor Fallin’s town hall meeting in Tulsa have questions and complaints about education funding in Oklahoma. Speaker-after-speaker wanted to know what the Governor planned to do about education funding in the state.

She assured the crowded that education is a top priority for her administration. She told the group, at OSU-Tulsa, her plans to grow Oklahoma’s economy and the skilled labor force will bring more resources to fund education and other programs to the state.

When the questions continued, she turned to her Education Secretary Phyllis Hudeki.  Hudeki blamed part of the problem on over regulation of public education. She called on the legislature to re-write the education code for Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is near the bottom of the 50-states when it comes to education funding.