Pay raise and funding changes part of Stitt’s education platform

Another teacher pay raise, adjustments to the school funding formula and streamlining student data are all policy proposals Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt has made as part of a pledge to make Oklahoma a top 10 state in education.

Whether that’s top 10 in test scores, graduation rates or another metric of performance, Stitt hasn’t been specific, except to say he wants to transform a public school system that has drawn attention in recent years for its struggles.

An education funding increase has been labeled a priority by most legislative leaders, including Stitt, who takes office in January.

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