Law & Principles, Family & Community

Cherokee Nation chief bans display of Oklahoma state flag

Even as the Cherokee Nation is removing the flag of Oklahoma from its properties, tribal officials continue to take an active role in Oklahoma political campaigns.

Ray Carter
June 8, 2022
Education, Family & Community

Bathroom bill was a win, but parents deserve more

If Oklahoma funded students, not systems, many school officials may not feel free to impose left-wing agendas in the classroom, even in the most conservative Oklahoma communities.

Jonathan Small
June 6, 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
Law & Principles, Family & Community

Did state superintendent candidate violate reporting law?

As voters consider the campaign pitches of the five individuals seeking the office, their evaluations will include weighing whether one candidate—current Shawnee Superintendent April Grace—committed a crime by failing to report to law enforcement that a suspected pedophile was on her staff.

Ray Carter
April 26, 2022
Budget & Tax, Family & Community

An evaluation of LOFT’s report on Oklahoma’s state parks

LOFT’s report is a solid piece of work, but some key insights are missed or the report fails to stress them, and some of its recommendations are impractical or lack focus.

Byron Schlomach, Ph.D.
April 22, 2022
Education, Family & Community

Mothers urge change to Stillwater bathroom policy

During the public-comment portion of the April 12 meeting of the Stillwater Board of Education, many parents urged the district to change its policy allowing transgender students—males who identify as female—to use the girls’ bathrooms.

Ray Carter
April 13, 2022
Family & Community

Oklahoma government called racist at forum

Speakers at a recent program on racial issues in Oklahoma accused state government leaders of being racist and transphobic, appeared to endorse media censorship, and suggested some racial groups choose to actively avoid police.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2022
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