Editorial: Crowding Out K-12 Education

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Wall Street Journal

Apr 17, 12:00 AM

Editorial: Crowding Out K-12 Education

Yet Sooner State teachers received a big pay hike before their recent strike began. In March Oklahoma raised taxes on oil and gas, cigarettes and fuel. The new taxes pay for a raise of about $6,100 per teacher and more school funding. But union leaders sense an opportunity to press for more, especially with Republicans on edge about the midterm elections. In Kentucky the protests have been about pensions, not pay, but the same Medicaid crowding out is taking place.

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