Oklahoma Cuts Education More than any other State
Oklahoma leads the nation in cuts to school funding, and the gap is widening. Gene Perry with the Oklahoma Policy Institute says per pupil spending has dropped nearly 27% since 2008, increasing the gap over Alabama, which is the second worst for education cuts. There is a state question on the ballot to boost school funding, but Perry says it isn’t enough. He says lawmakers must address the problem to help end the continuing crisis.
The report from the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities lists Oklahoma as the worst state in the nation for cuts to general school funding.