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After Walkout, what’s next for public education at the Capitol?

The first post-walkout legislative session is getting underway and lawmakers have proposed bills aimed at alleviating the teacher shortage and making changes to the state’s public education system.

In total, Oklahoma lawmakers have filed more than 2,800 bills and joint resolutions for the 2019 legislative session, which begins Feb. 4. There are many unknowns going into this session, with a new governor, many new faces in the Legislature and a newly energized pro-public education constituent base.

And while teacher pay could be on the table again (Gov. Kevin Stitt has said it’s a priority even after the average $6,100 salary boost teachers received last year), there are many other education topics for lawmakers to consider.




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