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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-5774

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For Immediate Release: January 23, 2008

Sen. Kenneth Corn
Sen. Kenneth Corn

Statement from Sen. Kenneth Corn on Teacher Pay

“I sincerely appreciate the First Lady’s and Governor Henry’s continued commitment to public education, specifically their hard work towards getting Oklahoma teacher salaries to at least the regional average. However, I believe we should be even more aggressive because the regional average is a moving target. As soon as we pass the $1,200 pay raise proposed, that amount will be matched, if not surpassed by our neighboring states.”

“A more aggressive approach is exactly what I have outlined in Senate Bill 1710. My legislation includes a three year plan addressing health insurance and other benefits, including better pay for all education employees. This plan will ensure we will be competitive in recruiting the best and brightest teachers, and keep them here, helping prepare Oklahoma’s children for the best future possible.”

For more information contact:
Senator Corn's Office - (405) 521-5576

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