Norman High School teachers agree that the OEA’s demands are not realistic, especially calling for a capital gains tax that could hurt agriculture.
They would rather see a repeal of the income tax break.
“They are absolutely being unrealistic, because…agriculture has a great lobbying force,” said Dawn Brockman. “With income tax, there’s not going to be the calls to legislators, so why not go after income tax. It’s a cost of an average of $30 per person.”
The teachers also say the OEA doesn’t seem interested in their opinion.
“The OEA really doesn’t take into consideration a lot of our opinions. We haven’t been reached out to a lot of ways and they speak without us a lot of times,” stated Brockman.
The OEA, however, insists it’s keeping lines of communication open with teachers.