Education

Oklahoma parents want the money to follow the child

Yet another scientific survey of Oklahoma voters has found strong support for parental choice in education.

Brandon Dutcher
September 17, 2019
Education

Experts: Many trade-offs with class-size limits

While some school lobbying groups continue to call for reducing class sizes, experts told members of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday that class-size reduction is very expensive, the educational benefits are limited, and there may be more beneficial ways to spend taxpayer resources in schools.

Ray Carter
September 11, 2019
Education

HB 1017 reforms included school-choice funding

The passage of House Bill 1017 in 1990 has long been hailed as a major step forward for Oklahoma education. One often overlooked component of that reform measure is that the law allowed the use of taxpayer funding to cover private-school costs for certain students, lawmakers were reminded Tuesday. 

Ray Carter
September 10, 2019
Education

Critic of virtual schools has degree from online university

A state senator who has been a prominent critic of Oklahoma’s virtual charter schools for K-12 students holds a doctorate from a for-profit online university that was subsequently closed amid claims it was a diploma mill.

Ray Carter
September 6, 2019
Education

To help with childhood trauma, expand school choice

Opinion leaders in Oklahoma are focusing on what can be done about high rates of childhood trauma. It’s obviously a topic worth being concerned about. One of the most well-established policy remedies for this problem, however, doesn’t seem to be part of the conversation in Oklahoma: expanding school choice.

Greg Forster
September 4, 2019
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