Those poor teachers in Oklahoma and other red states are getting nothing. Yet the state will always find money to lure big bussiness in. Guess you don't need more than the ability to write your name and do basic math to work in the oil fields though so no one cares. Not trying to be rude to oil people maybe I am wrong but to me it seems like simple manual labor. You don't need college that is for sure unless MAYBE you are a manager and even then I bet if you just stay with the company 10 years it's a possibility. The long term goal seems to be 100% private schools in America. Because the big govement public schools are wasteful so why not let the free market create the best education possible. It's poppycock to think the free market solves everything. Their hate for the goverment has made them stupid. How can you compete in a free market if no one teaches you? Who will want to teach in these schools when salerys are shit? I would love some conservative perspective. Why are teachers or education in general not a high priority in America?