By: Glen D. Johnson
As we approach the mid-point of the 2017 legislative session, we must talk plainly about the importance of investing in public higher education.
Budget cuts to Oklahoma public higher education are the deepest in the nation. With cuts exceeding $157 million (16.4 percent) from fiscal year 2016 to FY 2017 and current appropriations below 2001 levels, funding has been set back a full generation. Reviewing our state's investment in public higher education in the national context creates cause for concern.
By: Kathryn McNutt
Three-quarters of Oklahoma voters surveyed said spending state dollars on higher education is a good investment.
By: Paula Burkes, The Oklahoman
Forty-one percent of employers are hiring college-educated workers for positions that high school graduates mostly held. And 33 percent of employers are hiring more workers with master's degrees for positions primarily held by professionals with bachelor's degrees.