| April 21, 2016
The Storm on the Oklahoma Horizon
Significant demographic changes are coming to Oklahoma. With Oklahoma’s student population becoming increasingly diverse even as the state’s total population begins to age profoundly, our political leaders — already facing budget strains related to health care, education, and more — are going to see those challenges exacerbated.
In this April 7 presentation at OCPA, Dr. Matthew Ladner made the case that Oklahoma’s changing age demography will require a rethinking of the entire social welfare state. The most urgent need will be to improve educational outcomes by giving parents more choices.