Friday, January 26, 2007

Gov. Henry to propose record education budget, funds for teacher pay, dropout prevention, college scholarships January 26, 2007

Gov. Brad Henry will propose a record $3.9 billion budget for public education this year with an emphasis on teacher salaries, dropout prevention and college scholarships, among other things.

“To compete effectively in today’s global economy, you must have a first rate public education system,” said Gov. Henry. “Oklahoma already has many great schools, but we have to keep up with other states and nations that are also dedicating significant resources to public education. With proper accountability and oversight, every dollar we invest in classrooms and teacher salaries will pay dividends down the road.”

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