Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release:
July 28, 2006
Senator Clark Jolley
Sen. Jolley Praises Dismissal of OEA Lawsuit
said Friday the decision by Oklahoma County District Judge Daniel
Owens to dismiss the Oklahoma Education Association’s (OEA) lawsuit
against the State Legislature was good news for the entire state.
Jolley said he was glad that the judge saw through the OEA’s
attempts to appropriate monies through the wrong channel.
“The OEA’s attempts were the wrong course of action and sent the
wrong signal to the legislature and Oklahoma citizens,” said Jolley,
R-Edmond. “This part in the national movement has met a dead end in
Jolley said the National Education Association union bosses had
attempted this in other states with success, and said he was glad
Oklahoma had not fallen victim to this tactic.
“Our schools get the lion’s share of the state budget and just
received a record appropriation this session. I find it ironic that
the OEA would sue to get more money allocated by a Judge while
simultaneously opposing the 65% solution to require that 65% of the
resources spent on education actually go to the classroom instead of
administrative overhead,” Jolley said.
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