Several Groups Oppose Oklahoma Education Funding Amendment

Oklahoma City, OK – Several groups say they'll oppose an initiative petition that would change the state constitution to increase funding for public education.

State Question 744 would require the Legislature to provide per-pupil funding equal to the regional average. The cost is estimated at $850 million.

Among those opposing the measure are the State Chamber, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, American Federation of Teachers in Oklahoma, Oklahomans for Responsible Government and Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation.

Critics of the proposal say it would result in less money for other state services such as highway improvements or it will mean higher taxes.