Education

Sec. Walters tells textbook companies to obey CRT ban

Oklahoma Secretary of Education Ryan Walters has informed school-textbook publishers that the content of their educational materials must comply with Oklahoma law that bans the teaching of certain tenets broadly associated with Critical Race Theory.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2022
Education

Deer Creek schools hire pro-CRT group

The Deer Creek school district has hired the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice to provide up to 13 workshops whose objectives include a focus on “diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, and inclusive leadership.”

Ray Carter
May 10, 2022
Budget & Tax, Education

School spending surge brings complaints, not improvement

Education spending and teacher pay are up dramatically, but so far Oklahomans are simply paying more for less.

Ray Carter
May 4, 2022
Education, Family & Community

Moving school-board elections to November will empower parents

Those who oppose school-board election reform aren’t fighting for better schools. They’re fighting to keep parents from having influence in Oklahoma classrooms.

Jonathan Small
May 2, 2022
Education

Private-school choice upholds our civic values

Empirical research suggests that school-choice programs have a positive effect on civic values and practices such as patriotism, tolerance, civic knowledge, and more.

Byron Schlomach, Ph.D.
May 2, 2022
Education, Good Government

School bathroom bill clears House

Oklahoma public schools will no longer be allowed to force female students to share public bathrooms with male students under legislation that received broad approval in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Ray Carter
April 29, 2022
Education, Good Government

OCPA praises House action on bathroom policy

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small praised House lawmakers for taking quick action today to prevent female students from having to share bathrooms with male students.

Jonathan Small
April 28, 2022
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