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Players and Money Behind Penny Sales Tax Campaigns

Millions of dollars will be spent in the coming months in an effort to convince Oklahomans to vote for or against the education sales tax. What voters don’t know is where the money being spent is coming from.

Tulsa high school history teacher Vince Facione expected to spend at least $300 before the first day of school. He gives each of his 190 students a three-ring binder.

Expected of Teachers: Spend Hundreds on Classroom Supplies

Even in good budget years, Oklahoma teachers have swallowed the fact that despite relatively low salaries, they will have to spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets to furnish supplies for their classrooms.