Root Causes Keep OK from Camelot Quality of Life

Following is an economic analysis submitted by Oklahoma Academy board member Craig Knutson. 

Previously, I submitted an analysis of State Policy Reports (SPR) data entitled Index of State Economic Momentum. That index focused on three major indicators - employment, personal income, and population, which are considered mainstream measures of socio-economic performance. 

SPR has also compiled another index for several decades.  This index ? The Camelot Index ? is more of a quality of life index, looking at six macro measurement categories:  health, crime, education, society, economy, and state government.  Each of the categories is comprised of indicators/variables, which I have listed below:  

Crime-Free State: violent crime rate and property crime rate.

Educated Population:  pupil-teacher ratio, high school graduation rate, average in-state tuition and fees, composite ACT and SAT s...

Jennifer Engleman | Jun 27, 2016

Summer 2016 Events

23rd Annual Oklahoma Academy Salute

It?s official - Summer is underway in Oklahoma and that means we?ve turned our full attention to the 23rd Annual Salute, our biggest event and only fundraiser. The Salute is Friday, August 19th at the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa.

Please join Academy members, supporters and the Honorary Salute Chairs Joan M. and Phil B. Albert for a fun and lively evening. Gov. Frank Keating and Mike Turpen will be the evening masters of ceremony and the Capitol Steps are returning to entertain us. Dr. Thomas McKeon, Executive Director and Vice President, City Year Tulsa, is the 2016 Oklahoma Academy Award Recipient.

Tickets for the Oklahoma Academy Salute are on sale now and can be purchased here. Individual tickets for...

Jennifer Engleman | Jun 23, 2016