Pastor Clark Frailey of Pastors for Oklahoma Kids joins us this week to talk about their work and how faith guides their advocacy on behalf of the 93% of Oklahoma kids who attend public schools. Take a moment to listen, and, if you like what you hear, please rate us on iTunes and leave us a comment. And be sure to subscribe!
This episode is a little different than the ones we’ve done in the past. We were joined in the studio by a few members of the newly-formed Save Our State Coalition. http://saveourstateok.org The coalition of over 20 organizations came together to lay out a realistic budget blueprint to put Oklahoma on a sustainable path to prosperity. We discuss how the budget cuts are impacting families and children all across the state and what the political reality we face in trying to fix our budget hole. Take a moment to listen, and, if you like what you hear, please rate us on iTunes and leave us a comment. And be sure to subscribe!
Jonah shares with us how growing up surrounded by civil rights leaders and public servants led him to where he is today and how that legacy of service influences the work we are doing here at Stand—including the fight for school funding and teacher pay raises here in Oklahoma. His message to those of us involved in this fight? “Stick with it. Because it’s the right fight.” He also offers his thoughts on vouchers and what’s happening on the federal level, items we know are top of mind for many education advocates these days. Don’t forget to subscribe!
Our featured guest this week is Minority Leader Scott Inman. In this episode, we talk about what lawmakers need to do in order to fill the budget hole and raise teacher pay. We also talk about the characteristics education advocates should look for in lawmakers.
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This episode includes our interview with State Senator J.J. Dossett. He is a former high school teacher and coach at Owasso High School. In the interview, he talks about his experience going from the classroom to the State Capitol—and what he’s learned along the way. We also ask him whether or not he believes a teacher pay raise will happen this session and what he thinks about the budget hole. He also shares with us what he believes is missing at 23rd and Lincoln. You're not going to want to miss this new episode. Take a moment to listen, and, if you like what you hear, please rate us on iTunes and leave us a comment. And be sure to subscribe!
Our first episode includes an interview with Tulsa Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist and Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Chairwoman Leslie Osborn.