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Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest made the following statement about the House voting to pass House Bill 1019xx:

“Educators, parents and students have come to the Capitol by the tens of thousands this week to stand up for Oklahoma students. Tonight’s House vote is evidence of the momentum created by our passionate voices and tireless advocacy. House Bill 1019xx provides an additional $20 million in dedicated funding for students. This is a win for students and educators and signals major progress toward funding the schools our students deserve.

“Our win for kids today was only possible because of the energy educators and students have brought to the Capitol this week. But our elected leaders have more work to do for our students. We look forward to letting the Senate hear our voices on this measure and HB 1013xx, known as ‘Ball and Dice.’ Together, these two measures will nearly double the increase in funding for Oklahoma students.”