Jonathan Small | September 1, 2017

Dangerous distractions

Jonathan Small

If we truly care about helping the most vulnerable and empowering Oklahomans, then a focus on what’s productive is crucial.

According to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, approximately 25 percent of Oklahoma City Public Schools students are African-American and 54 percent are Hispanic. According to the SDE, 37 percent of southwest OKCPS third-graders and 62 percent of northeast OKCPS third-graders failed their state reading test.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

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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