Better resources and reform for better schools
Gov. Henry believes the state's public education system is critical to economic development and needs additional support and review to perform at the highest level. To that end, the governor will continue to push for more classroom resources, better teacher pay and stronger accountability measures. For example, Gov. Henry's four-year effort to raise teacher salaries to the regional average will come to fruition in 2008. Full implementation of the ACE accountability program, which demands higher performance from high school students, will take place in the second term as well. Gov. Henry also wants to produce more college graduates in Oklahoma by expanding the highly successful OHLAP scholarship program.
A leader in the national and global economies
Getting tough and smart on crime
A healthier future for all Oklahomans
A transportation system second to none
A fiscally responsible and responsive state government