Posts Tagged ‘education’

  • 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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  • Most Oklahomans support scholarship for special-need students to enroll in private school

    on Mar 26, 10 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    SoonerPoll finds most Oklahomans support proposal to allow government to assist with tuition costs for special-need students to enroll in private school. When asked about a proposal to allow special-need students currently in public schools schools to enroll in private schools chosen by the parents with government help to pay the tuition, 54.7 percent of likely Oklahoma voters said they would support the proposal., Oklahoma’s public opinion pollster, conducted the scientific study using live interviewers by telephone of 1000 likely voters from Feb. 25 – March 8.   This particular question was commissioned by the

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  • Poll: Is student learning tied to education spending?

    on Mar 18, 10 • in Statewide • with 1 Comment

    According to a recent SoonerPoll, most Oklahomans do not believe that students will learn more if more money is spent on public schools. When asked if they agree with the statement “If more money is spent on public schools in my district, students will learn more.” 63.6 percent of likely Oklahoma voters disagreed with the statement. “The findings of the survey indicate that many voters are ready for reform in the school system that does not necessarily mean spending more money,” Bill Shapard, CEO of SoonerPoll, said. “These results are consistent with the conservative values

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  • Move to increase tax dollars allocated to classrooms earns strong bipartisan support, poll shows.

    on Sep 8, 06 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The results of a poll conducted last week indicate strong support for Oklahoma’s 65% Solution, an initiative that could appear as a state question on the ballot in November. Of those surveyed, an overwhelming 93 percent said getting more tax dollars into the classroom was important to improving education in Oklahoma. The scientific survey of 527 likely Oklahoma voters was conducted by, an Oklahoma public opinion research firm, and commissioned by First Class Education of Oklahoma.  The poll had a margin of error of ±4.27%. Eighty-one percent (81%) said it was

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