Episode 11 – 5th Sunday Policy Chat

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Podcast Hosts and where to find us on Twitter:

Erin Barnes: twitter.com/ebarnes73

Scott Haselwood: twitter.com/teachfromhere

Who hosted the #oklaed chat and where to find them on Twitter:

Hosted by Shawn Hime @shawnhime who is the executive director the OSSBA – The Oklahoma State School Board Association – and they are an advocate for boards of education.

Overview of chat topic

  • Topic: Policy – With a focus on teacher shortage, legislation, and school funding.

Questions from the chat:

  • 1 – Teacher shortage – Oklahoma continues to face a teacher shortage crisis.  What can we do legislatively and non-legislatively to solve the issue?

  • 2 – How is the teacher shortage crisis impacting your school?

  • 3 – What is the most important #Oklaed non-budget legislation being considered this year?

  • 4 – What legislation currently being considered would be the most detrimental to Oklahoma Schools?

  • 5 – RSA – How important is it that the legislature pass HB1760/SB84 to make the parent committee permanent and delay including LK students for a year?

  • 6 – Budget – How have budget cuts impacted your school/students?

  • 7 – Budget – How would you create a long term funding plan for education and teacher compensation?

  • 8 – Budget – How do we convey to legislators that #Oklaed funding is not a republican or democrat issue.  It is an Oklahoma Obligation?

  • 9 – Advocacy – How are you sharing your district’s story with your legislators

Favorite question and why?

Erin: Question 8 – Budget – How do we convey to legislators that #Oklaed funding is not a republican or democrat issue.  It is an Oklahoma Obligation?

Scott: Question 4 – What legislation currently being considered would be the most detrimental to Oklahoma Schools?

Boomsauce tweet(s) of the night:

Next week on the #oklaed chat

@KimberBlodgett – Kim Blodgett – I graduated with a degree in EDU…now what?

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