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.