Education, Law & Principles

‘Ghost student’ reform advances

Members of a state House committee have voted to rein in school districts’ ability to receive funding for students who no longer attend classes in the district.

Ray Carter
February 18, 2021
Higher Education

OU tells staff: Embrace political correctness

In a mandatory diversity training program for staff, the University of Oklahoma has explicitly directed professors and other employees to embrace political correctness in their communication.

Ray Carter
February 18, 2021
Criminal Justice

SB 704 analysis shows cost savings for Oklahoma taxpayers

In Oklahoma, a separate law allows prison sentences far longer than the standard range for many crimes—sometimes up to life in prison—if a person has prior convictions.

Ryan Haynie
February 17, 2021
Criminal Justice, Judicial Reform

Four ways to improve drug courts in Oklahoma

Many Oklahoma prosecutors say they lack the tools to get people the help they need.

Ryan Haynie
February 17, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Effort to ease public-school transfers advances

Legislation to ease the state’s open-transfer process for students wanting to attend another public-school district has gained committee approval.

Ray Carter
February 16, 2021
Health Care

Medicaid managed care opponents silent on alternatives

The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) have been vocal critics of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposal to use managed care services in Oklahoma’s Medicaid system.

Ray Carter
February 16, 2021
Health Care
Kaitlyn Finley
February 15, 2021
Education

Schools use parents’ tax dollars to fight pro-parent bill

Parents across Oklahoma have urged state lawmakers to change Oklahoma law to allow recall elections for school-board members.

Ray Carter
February 15, 2021
Higher Education

Are Oklahoma parents getting what they pay for with college?

Whether parents are truly getting their money’s worth when paying for a child’s college tuition is a growing question not just in other states, but Oklahoma as well.

Jonathan Small
February 15, 2021