Education

Program called life-changing answer to prayer

Parents and school officials say a tax credit program that encourages private donations to scholarship-granting organizations has been, literally, life-saving and an answer to prayer, and urged lawmakers to expand the program.

Ray Carter
April 22, 2019
Education

How much do unions spend on politics in Oklahoma?

Even in right-to-work states, public-sector unions can have a significant impact on how government operates. A new poll shows that 84.4% of voters support allowing teachers to vote on who represents them.

Curtis Shelton
April 17, 2019
Education

School administrators to lobby, play golf in OKC

A group of public-school administrators planning to visit Oklahoma City during school hours on April 24 appear poised to spend more time golfing than in direct meetings with lawmakers, even though the purported purpose of the trip is legislative outreach, based on an email from one of the group’s leaders.

Ray Carter
April 15, 2019
Education

Oklahoma teachers deserve liability insurance

Regardless of how the state of Oklahoma might structure the provision of liability insurance for teachers, it is a bargain. And it would help debunk the notion that teachers have to be constantly afraid of being sued just for doing their jobs. Teachers might just feel freer to do their jobs well. 

Byron Schlomach
April 10, 2019
Education

Teacher liability insurance measure clears House committee

Legislation providing state-funded liability insurance policies for teachers easily passed the House Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

Ray Carter
April 9, 2019
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