A new report shows since the start of the recession, Oklahoma has made the deepest cuts in school funding in the nation. The report by the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds Oklahoma’s public school funding down by almost 23% or $810 per student since 2009. Gene Perry with the Oklahoma Policy Institute says it’s not a category where you want to be number one.
Perry says we’re demanding more from our children with harder tests and curriculum and at the same time we’re taking away resources that help them learn.
After Oklahoma, Alabama and Arizona have made the deepest cuts in school funding.