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An organization created a survey for input on parents educational concerns

Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 18:16:56-04

TULSA — Parents are pushing to improve Oklahoma education.

They're inspired by Governor Kevin Stitt's pledge to make Oklahoma schools among the top 10 in the nation.

Melissa Abdo is the treasurer of the Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee. She is with the group that is behind a survey asking parents how to improve education in Oklahoma.

"Over the past 10 years we've had to cut a lot of things that I feel like are really important to parents," Abdo said. "I think this is a way to help guide direction as far as prioritizing once we get money back into the classrooms."

Abdo says so far the survey shows parents are prioritizing teachers.

Nick Majda, a parent of two, says he saw the survey on Facebook.

He says it's right in line with Governor Kevin Stitt's goal to make Oklahoma a top 10 state when it comes to education.

"I feel like the governor has great inspirational goals for our states schools, and it's important that parents do what they can to stay involved," Majda said. "So we can communicate how we define and measure success,"

Majda says he wants to see his kids classroom sizes decrease.

He says having 25 to 35 6-year-old's in a classroom is way more than a teacher should have to handle.

"I think it is important that our leaders continue to properly fund public education," Majda explains. "I think that setting measurable goals is important."

OKPLAC plans to present their results to the governor, the secretary of education and lawmakers before the end of the year.

The last day to complete the survey will be Oct. 15, and OKPLAC encourages parents to use their voice to help make the decisions for their children by using tools like the survey.

Click here for the survey.

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