Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Proposal to Fix Oklahoma Scho - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Proposal to Fix Oklahoma Schools

Posted: Updated:

Education has become a priority for candidates this election year with changes ranging from the Reading Sufficiency Act to the ouster of Common Core.

Today State Rep. Joe Dorman announced his plans for education with his new proposal called, "Classrooms First." That is Dorman's idea he plans to pursue, if he is elected governor in November. Dorman says he wants to dedicate the state's franchise tax to education. Current governor Mary Fallin just gave education an $80 million increase in funding. Dorman says his plan would mean about $35 million more a year for schools.

"This will be set aside and earmarked for classroom funding. This will not go to salaries. It will not go to administrative costs. It will go to the tools needed by educators to educate those students where they can achieve their highest potential," said Dorman.

One teacher, Susan Heller Fisher says teachers want less testing and more listening from state leaders.

"A lot of times as a teacher I feel we are not listened to in politics of the state. And they are busy making laws and regulations and unfunded mandates but they don't really look at what the teachers need and what kids need," she said.

A spokesperson for Governor Fallin says, "In the last two years Gov. Fallin has signed budgets delivering over $150 million in new money to K-12 education, meaning Rep. Dorman is actually proposing less money than what has already been appropriated."

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Toll Booth Operator Injured In Suspected DUI Crash

    Toll Booth Operator Injured In Suspected DUI Crash

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a toll booth operator was injured when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the booth on the Muskogee Turnpike. It happened shortly after midnight in the southbound lane just south of Muskogee at mile marker 41More >>
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a toll booth operator was injured when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the booth on the Muskogee Turnpike. It happened shortly after midnight in the southbound lane just south of Muskogee at mile marker 41More >>
  • First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Tulsa County

    First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Tulsa County

    The Tulsa Health Department confirms the first human case of West Nile virus in Tulsa County. The Health Department did not release any details on the victim or their condition.This is the second case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma this summer.More >>
    The Tulsa Health Department confirms the first human case of West Nile virus in Tulsa County. The Health Department did not release any details on the victim or their condition.This is the second case of West Nile confirmed in Oklahoma this summer.
    More >>
  • Two in Police Custody for North Tulsa Homicide

    Two in Police Custody for North Tulsa Homicide

    22-year-old Henry Harris22-year-old Henry Harris
    Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary turned fatal shooting this evening.Police say a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Henry Harris were taken into custody earlier this afternoon in relation to a shooting.According to police, the suspect attempted to break into a vehicle near 6300 N. Elwood. The residents of the home yelled at the burglar and a several shots from a handgun were fired. One of them struck 44-year-old Armando Hernandez, who later died of his injuries.Evidence found at th...More >>
    Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary turned fatal shooting this evening.Police say a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Henry Harris were taken into custody earlier this afternoon in relation to a shooting.According to police, the suspect attempted to break into a vehicle near 6300 N. Elwood. The residents of the home yelled at the burglar and a several shots from a handgun were fired. One of them struck 44-year-old Armando Hernandez, who later died of his injuries.Evidence found at th...More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.