Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Dutcher’

  • Poll finds Oklahomans willing to reform state spending

    on Mar 14, 12 • in Statewide • with 1 Comment

    The majority of likely Oklahoma voters polled support a variety of reforms that analysts estimate would save the state of Oklahoma money, according to a recent SoonerPoll study. The survey asked respondents whether they supported implementing cost saving reforms in several areas of annual state spending. In each of the four areas polled, majorities of 55 percent or more supported implementing the cost saving reforms. The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) created a list of what OCPA analysts consider to be, waste, inefficiencies and non-core services in state spending. OCPA holds that the cost saving

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  • Likely Oklahoma voters do not see good return on education spending investments

    on Sep 15, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A majority of likely Oklahoma voters do not feel they are receiving a good return on their investment of $8,400 per student a year in education spending. Poll respondents were asked, “According to official state data, education spending in Oklahoma is approximately $8,400 per student. Are taxpayers getting a good return on their investment of $8,400 per student per year?” Results reveal that 62.4 percent of respondents said no, while just 22.9 percent said yes. Another 14.8 percent of respondents had no opinion. “It’s a pretty sobering indictment of the status quo,” said Brandon Dutcher,

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  • Oklahoma voters in favor of making changes to higher education administration

    on Mar 7, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A recent study conducted by SoonerPoll found that a majority of Oklahoma’s likely voters would prefer the state’s public universities to cut spending if less revenue is available. The survey asked respondents to choose between the following options in the event of a revenue shortage: raise tuition; increase class size; delay new facilities; freeze faculty pay; reduce administrative overhead; require professors to teach more students and do less research; or raise taxes. ‘Reduce administrative overhead’ was the top response with support from 37.8 percent of respondents, followed by ‘delay new facilities’ with 12.8 percent. ‘Freeze

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  • Home education becoming more mainstream in Oklahoma

    on Feb 16, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    As this year’s Oklahoma Home Educators’ Capitol Day approaches, a new SoonerPoll finds that a majority of Oklahomans, 55.7 percent, know someone who currently home schools their children.  The poll found that only 42.5 percent of respondents do not know anyone who prefers to educate their children at home while 1.8 percent of respondents are unsure. Respondents were asked: ’Many parents prefer to educate their children at home instead of sending them to school. Do you know of anyone that currently home-schools their child?’ An Education Next-Harvard PEPG survey conducted last year asked a similarly worded question

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