The Parent Legislative Action Committee was formed several years ago by Oklahoma parents in Tulsa. As parents, we began having meetings to discuss issues about our schools that concerned us. Superintendents and other administrators joined our meetings and helpfully answered our many questions, such as:
- Why there are so many children in the classroom;
- Why do our kids have to take a super important state test every other month;
- Why is there a new scoreboard at the football stadium when teachers are being let go, and
- Just where did that lottery money go?
More often than not, there was no easy answer to those and all the other questions we asked. Yet every answer seemed to end with the State Legislature. The public school funding formula, testing laws, school bond laws and the state budget are all under the control of our State Legislature, not our school superintendents or our local school boards.
Armed with this understanding, we began to call, write and meet with our area state representatives and state senators on a regular basis. As our monthly PLAC gatherings grew we delightedly welcomed these same representatives and senators to join our conversation. Over the years we have watched our membership has grown to 700 strong and recently includes a new PLAC group in Oklahoma County.
The PLAC would like to encourage you to use this website to become a part of the conversation too.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.— Baruch Spinoza