Declining school funding? ‘Fake news’ says state rep
by Ben Felder,

The chair of the state House common education committee called reports of declining state funding for public schools “fake news” in an email to Republican lawmakers on Tuesday.

“I know there is a lot of talk about educational funding and the massive cuts we have caused education funding (fake news) but the numbers don’t lie,” State Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow, wrote in his email, a copy of which was provided to The Oklahoman and its authenticity confirmed by Rogers.

“You can see how we have increased funding per pupil every year since 2010,” wrote Rogers, referring Republican lawmakers to a link in his email to the state Department of Education website.

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