Education

With Oklahoma teachers’ input, national union endorses wide range of liberal causes

This month about 60 Oklahoma Education Association members attended the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly. Rather than focus solely on improving educational outcomes or addressing labor issues, delegates often embraced political activism—including support and promotion of abortion, unrestricted immigration, reparations for slavery, transgender issues, and more.

Ray Carter
July 16, 2019
Education

Top 10 states in education deliver bang for the buck

In their new ranking of the quality of states’ education systems, scholars at the University of Texas at Dallas focus on what really matters: student learning

Brandon Dutcher
July 12, 2019
Education

Transportation plan offers model for education success

The principles that guide the road plan—funding increases tied to measurable results with consequences for failure—can achieve the same results for education that they did for Oklahoma’s transportation system.

Jonathan Small
July 11, 2019
Education

A next-generation school agenda for Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the opportunity to lead the nation into a new generation of education reform. Policy research and recent experience suggest a reform agenda focused on three goals, none of which requires significant increases in the education system’s spending levels.

Greg Forster
July 10, 2019
Education

Two new schools in Norman area signal desire for education choices

Two new schools opening in the Norman area this fall provide the latest examples of Oklahoma parents wanting more educational options for their children.

Ray Carter
July 9, 2019
Education

Illegal votes and coercion claims mar school board election

A school board race in Wilburton that required a do-over because of ineligible voting has now been rocked by allegations of attempted vote-buying.

Ray Carter
July 2, 2019
Higher Education

Expert says politics, not logistics, keep college costs high

Many citizens feel the cost of college has become too expensive, noting the heavy student-loan debt that burdens people for years. Policymakers could significantly reduce the cost of college, according to one expert. But to do so, they’ll have to prioritize the needs of students over the clout of people who make their living off the excesses of the current system.

Ray Carter
July 2, 2019
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