Higher Education

Oklahoma law deans urge ‘antiracism’ requirement

Claiming that “racism is deeply embedded in our institutions, including in the legal profession,” the deans of 150 American law schools—including all three in Oklahoma—have signed a letter urging the American Bar Association to require their schools to “provide training and education around bias, cultural competence, and antiracism.”

Mike Brake
September 22, 2020
Criminal Justice

COVID-19 rate up in prisons, but few get sick

In recent weeks, COVID-19 rates have surged in Oklahoma prisons, contributing significantly to higher overall rates in many counties across the state. But even as infection rates surged in prisons, resulting sickness from the virus has been minimal.

Ray Carter
September 22, 2020
Good Government

Stitt seeks to make agency rulemaking transparent

If an Oklahoma citizen tries to closely monitor state agencies’ rules and regulations today, the antiquated and cumbersome processes used by state officials are a major deterrent. But Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration is working to end that problem, lawmakers were told Tuesday.

Ray Carter
September 22, 2020
Education

Aiming for universal school choice

Universal choice is the principled—and pragmatic—education policy. Every Oklahoma family that wants choice should have it—now.

Greg Forster, Ph.D.
September 22, 2020
Law & Principles, Good Government

Court upholds Oklahoma election security laws

A U.S. district court judge has rejected the Oklahoma Democratic Party and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s request to strike down Oklahoma absentee-voting laws, declaring those laws impose only a “minimal burden” and that voter-fraud concerns “are legitimate and weighty.”

Ray Carter
September 18, 2020
Family & Community

State reopening not harming citizen health

Oklahoma’s economy has been fully reopened for months and, although more Oklahomans have contracted COVID-19, the number of those being hospitalized for the virus has declined.

Ray Carter
September 17, 2020
Economy

Stitt: More state bailouts may create perverse incentives

Gov. Kevin Stitt remains opposed to additional federal bailouts of state governments, saying states have not yet spent all the bailout money already provided by Congress and warning additional bailouts could incentivize economically destructive policies in other states.

Ray Carter
September 17, 2020
Education

Democrats ignoring the law and courts to attack needy children

Jonathan Small issued the following statement today in response to House Democrats attacking a state program that serves the educational needs of low-income and minority children.

Jonathan Small
September 16, 2020