Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel released the following statement today supporting Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposed education reform compromise:
“Oklahoma Farm Bureau applauds Gov. Kevin Stitt for creating an education funding proposal that strikes a balance for residents of rural Oklahoma and our urban friends while incorporating key ideas from both the House and Senate education plans.
“The governor’s three main allocation areas are an equitable solution that will help fund rural schools, reward our rural educators for the tremendous job they do while ensuring we can recruit and retain the next generation of Oklahoma teachers, and create a mechanism to provide school choice without removing funding from our rural districts.
“Farm Bureau members fully understand the importance of education for students all across our state, and we ask the state House and Senate to continue negotiations to find a fair and balanced solution to provide much-needed education funding in Oklahoma. Our rural schools play a pivotal role in energizing and sustaining our rural communities, and we feel this proposal would provide the resources our local schools need to educate our children.”