Connie Johnson on Education
Support public education, not vouchers
Source: 2018 Oklahoma Senatorial website ConnieForGovernor.com
, Oct 15, 2017
- Restore funding needed to meet Oklahoma's goals for children, including ending our teacher exodus by raising educational salaries.
- Restore vital programs that have been cut from Oklahoma schools, including advanced placement courses,
art, music, sports and extracurricular activities.
- Recognize that public education is the cornerstone of a successful society, and undo the detriment that charter schools and school vouchers are making on public education.
Recognize critical importance of public education
Q: Do you support or oppose parents choosing schools via vouchers?
A: Strongly oppose. Our founding fathers recognized the critical importance of public education, even going so far as to require state support of public schools.
Source: Email interview on 2014 Okla. Senate race with OnTheIssues
, Sep 25, 2014
Strengthen our public schools
At a young age, Connie learned from her parents, both public school teachers, the value of hard work and the responsibility of public service. As your U.S. Senator, Connie commits to strengthening our public schools. In order to strengthen Oklahoma
families, we must invest in Oklahoma students by strengthening our public school system. Right now, we aren't. Connie believes every Oklahoma K-12 student, regardless of zip code, deserves access to quality public education, well-paid, quality teachers,
quality textbooks to take home at night, and adequate supports that ensure success.
Education is the road out of poverty. Connie understands the role a properly funded public education system plays in ensuring that all students have
the opportunity to rise to her or his individual potential. Oklahoma's students deserve more than standardized tests and haphazard "grading systems."
Source: 2014 Okla. Senate campaign website, cj4ok.com
, Jun 25, 2014
Page last updated: Jun 15, 2018