Jonathan Small | February 28, 2014

Oklahoma public education revenues at an all-time high

Jonathan Small

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, total common education available revenues have reached an all-time high.

The current system of public education in Oklahoma is a partnership between the state of Oklahoma and local school districts. Both provide revenue for the various expenses of common education. Given this relationship, analyzing total common education revenue is vital to assessing the current revenue picture for public education.

What about total per-pupil revenue, you may ask. I’ll address that question in a subsequent blog post.


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Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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