Elections undermine bond opposition

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: February 14, 2013

These results also rebut the argument that Oklahomans don't support education. Citizens routinely approve local funding initiatives — when a clear need is demonstrated and a specific plan of action is outlined, covering a specific period of time. If similar specificity were provided when officials demand increased state education appropriations, they might have more success.

We were encouraged that Oklahoma City voters chose a new direction by electing Lynne Hardin as school board chairman, although we wish more had shown up at the polls. Outgoing chairman Angela Monson deserves thanks for serving in a tough job, but we were disappointed she resorted to class envy arguments in her campaign. Thankfully, Oklahoma City residents rejected those divisive tactics, just as voters have across the state in other political races.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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