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Jonathan Small | June 11, 2016

Free Market Friday: An important data tool

Jonathan Small

We all have opinions about how to make public schools better. Some want to spend more money, even to the point of increasing taxes. Others favor reforms like school choice. We are entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts. Unfortunately, some important facts have been hard to find – until now.

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs has created a database of nearly everything you might want to know about how and where your tax dollars are spent on education.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

See the data for yourself at ocpathink.org/education-data.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small

President

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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