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You might not have run for office. You might not be elected.

But you can still be part of the experience of some of the decision-making process.

A few weeks ago, we launched an interactive experience on NewsOK.com that allows our users to go through the process of trying to choose the basics of a teacher pay raise plan – how much and how to pay for it.

The interactive experience is called, “How Much of a Raise?

On the page, you can choose the number of years for the plan, how much to increase the pay each year and a basic idea of how to fund the raises. When you are finished with your plan, you can share it with your friends on Facebook.

From the page’s description:

Legislators have proposed several teacher pay raise plans, but we want to hear from you. How much of a raise would you propose and how would you pay for it? Fill out the fields below to build your plan and see how much it would cost the state.

Now that we’ve had the page online for a few weeks, we have actually published a lot of the responses. You can see the charts of the early reader responses that were submitted in February. See how your ideas match up with the ideas of hundreds of other Oklahomans.

And now that the Oklahoma legislature has been in session, you can also see some of our recent articles about the topic and how current legislation is being accepted.

You can find the page on NewsOK.com on your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Just go to NewsOK.com/teacher-pay.


 

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for NewsOK.com. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›

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