Focu$ on Education: A Panel Discussion

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Presented by the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, Focu$ on Education will be a panel discussion about the erosion of public school funding, specifically mandated–but unfunded–reforms and the adverse economic impact this has on the state of Oklahoma, our children and our communities. The event will be hosted from the Springlake Metro Tech cafocus on educationmpus in Oklahoma City and broadcast by video conference to at least five, and possibly as many as nine, additional sites.

Tuesday, April 9,2013
6-6:30 pm:  Registration
6:30-7:30 pm:  Panel Discussion
7:30-8 pm: Question/Answer session

The Tulsa location is the Tulsa Community College (TCC) Metro Campus, Student Center, room 102 — which is the Film Lecture Room at TCC’s Main Academic Building, 909 S. Boston Avenue. The Tulsa  site will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa and Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TyPros).

Confirmed sites:
Bartlesville, Location TBD
Ada, Pontotoc Technology Center, Room 311
Lawton, Cameron University, Room TBD
Ardmore, Ardmore Higher Education, Room TBD

Sites are being pursued in Woodward, Weatherford, Enid and Stillwater.

Confirmed Speakers:

David Blatt, Oklahoma Policy Institute
Oklahoma Institute of Child Advocacy Representative
Oklahoma State School Board Association Representative

Confirmations from two other speakers are pending; one from the business community and the other from OSU-OKC.

Sponsoring Organizations:
49th is Not OK
Oklahoma Parent Teacher Association
Oklahoma State School Board Association
Parent Legislative Action Committee (PLAC)
Stand for Children
Together OK
Tulsa’s Young Professionals