Brandon Dutcher | May 31, 2018

Plurality of Oklahomans says public schools lack accountability

Brandon Dutcher

According to a new statewide survey of 502 likely Oklahoma voters commissioned by OCPA and conducted by Cor Strategies (margin of error: plus/minus 4.37 percent), Oklahomans are split on the question of whether public schools are accountable. By a narrow margin, a plurality believes that public schools lack accountability.

Of interest is the partisan divide. Republicans believe (59 percent to 26 percent) that public education lacks accountability, while Democrats believe (50 percent to 29 percent) that public education is accountable. Independents are split (40 percent to 40 percent).

Brandon Dutcher Senior Vice President

Brandon Dutcher

Senior Vice President

Brandon Dutcher is OCPA’s senior vice president. Originally an OCPA board member, he joined the staff in 1995. Dutcher received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. He received a master’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University. Dutcher is listed in the Heritage Foundation Guide to Public Policy Experts, and is editor of the book Oklahoma Policy Blueprint, which was praised by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman as “thorough, well-informed, and highly sophisticated.” His award-winning articles have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, WORLD magazine,,, The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, and 200 newspapers throughout Oklahoma and the U.S. He and his wife, Susie, have six children and live in Edmond.

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