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March 30, 2014

Education Rally: All about accountability

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

I support HB2642 because it creates a mechanism that could put up to $575 Million in education over the next decade.  
At the same time I will oppose any state income tax cut this year because the current proposals would decrease available revenue by almost $150 million on top of the $170 million budget reduction for FY15.  I will oppose any current budget that does not result in increased per pupil funding (currently 44th in the nation).  
These issues must be packaged together to move public education forward.
Monday’s education rally is all about holding legislators accountable.  
If public education supporters aren’t willing to defeat legislators who say one thing and then vote another way, then we get what we deserve.  
And the dismantling of the greatest man-created institution in the history of the world, public education, will continue.
Ben Sherrer is state representative for District 8.

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