Education, Good Government

Stitt replaces member of state board of education

Gov. Kevin Stitt has replaced a member of the State Board of Education who was active in efforts to keep private Christian schools from participating in a state program for children with special needs.

Ray Carter
December 4, 2020
Education, Good Government

Parents push back against OEA

The Oklahoma Education Association continues to criticize school-choice policies and efforts to preserve in-person instruction at public schools. But the teachers' union is drawing strong online pushback from parents—even on the OEA’s own Facebook page.

Ray Carter
December 3, 2020
Education, Good Government

Parent warns against ending state tests in schools

Some officials have called for elimination of state testing in Oklahoma schools for the second year in a row. But one mother of three children is among those opposed. “I don’t understand how we can afford to lose another year of data."

Ray Carter
November 24, 2020
Education, Good Government

Epic Charter given time to address alleged deficiencies

In an all-day meeting that ran into the evening hours, the State Board of Education opted not to downgrade Epic Charter School’s accreditation status in response to alleged deficiencies. Board officials noted other schools have been given time to address concerns before facing potential probation and said Epic should not be treated any differently.


Ray Carter
November 13, 2020
Good Government

Stitt seeks to make agency rulemaking transparent

If an Oklahoma citizen tries to closely monitor state agencies’ rules and regulations today, the antiquated and cumbersome processes used by state officials are a major deterrent. But Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration is working to end that problem, lawmakers were told Tuesday.

Ray Carter
September 22, 2020
Law & Principles, Good Government

Court upholds Oklahoma election security laws

A U.S. district court judge has rejected the Oklahoma Democratic Party and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s request to strike down Oklahoma absentee-voting laws, declaring those laws impose only a “minimal burden” and that voter-fraud concerns “are legitimate and weighty.”

Ray Carter
September 18, 2020