Studies by the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma
The board noted that the LWVOK positions on education had not been updated recently, and that most Oklahomans express concern about the state of public education in our state. Delegates to the June 2017 LWVOK Convention endorsed this recommendation.
The LWVOK Program Committee, currently headed by LWVOK Co-President Karen Cárdenas, has set the scope and timeline of the study.
The scope of the 2017-2019 restudy of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma position on education will focus on education in the 21st Century. It will begin with a review of the current education-related positions in order to determine what general principles the LWVOK can still affirm. The study will include alternate delivery methods and their impact as well as research into how other states fund common, higher and technical education and why proper funding is crucial.
Click on Study Materials part 1 and Study Materials part 2 and Consensus Questions to find those files. One link in Study Materials Part 1 will not work in pdf for some reason, so to look at Oklahoma State Department of Education information go to: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/FY%202018%20TAD%20toc%20updated%20mp_rm_1.pdf
New articles on education continue to appear and many are pertinent to education in Oklahoma. Please check the LWVOK Facebook page frequently to see new posts.
Research by committee October 2017 - March 2018 Develop consensus questions January - March 2018 Develop study materials January - March 2018 Board approval study materials March 2018 Post study materials on website May 1, 2018 Post consensus questions on website May 1, 2018 Post response form on website June 1, 2018 Deadline for Local League responses February 15, 2019
Program for Action is the comprehensive listing of positions with background and history on each position. Program for Action Brief Summary is a shorter document that gives a statement of each position without the background.
The board noted that the position on fiscal policy had not been updated for many years, and that state revenue and budgeting affect many of the other issues of concern to the League, such as public education. Delegates to the June 2015 LWVOK Convention endorsed this recommendation.
The LWVOK Program Committee, headed by Karen Cardenas, has set the scope and timeline of the study.
The scope of the fiscal policy update will be to examine the sections of the state constitution, statutes and related materials that govern or affect how state finances are collected and disbursed including taxes, fees, tax credits, exemptions and incentives. A focus of this study will be to identify fiscal policies and practices the LWVOK would support or oppose.
Research by committee October 2015 - March 2016 Develop consensus questions January - March 2016 Develop study materials January - March 2016 Board approval study materials March 2016 Post study materials on website April 1, 2016 Post consensus questions on website April 1, 2016 Post response form on website May 1, 2016 Deadline for Local League responses February 15, 2017
To learn more about the process of the Fiscal Policy Update, please email email@example.com.