State colleges play role in nursing shortage, regent says
OU turns down hundreds of nursing applicants—in part because the nursing program isn’t a moneymaker for the university. Meanwhile, the woke studies proliferate.
Ray Carter | October 7, 2021
Contrasting estimates presented on sentencing reform plan
After a lengthy development process, officials have presented lawmakers with a proposed overhaul of sentencing laws in Oklahoma.
Ray Carter | October 7, 2021
DHS officials dismiss critical state review
Increased funding provided to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), intended to move people with disabilities off a years-long waiting list and begin providing them state services, has had little impact, a new review finds.
Ray Carter | October 5, 2021
Budget & Tax
Hern rips Biden giveaway to ‘activist-journalists’
Buried within the various spending proposals being floated by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats is one that would allocate $1.3 billion to provide federal subsidies for newspapers.
Mike Brake | October 2, 2021
School board group labels CRT critics as terrorists; Oklahoma lawmakers respond
In response, Oklahoma lawmakers have called on the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, whose top executive has ties to the National School Boards Association, to denounce the NSBA’s effort.
Ray Carter | October 1, 2021
Oklahoma student achievement plummets amidst school shutdowns
Academic achievement in Oklahoma public schools plunged during the COVID shutdowns that began in spring 2020 and continued in many districts throughout much of the following school year.
Ray Carter | September 30, 2021
Parental rights laws need teeth, advocates warn
While Oklahoma law provides parents with significant rights in education, parents and advocates told lawmakers that schools can ignore the law because it does not impose significant penalties for noncompliance.
Ray Carter | September 29, 2021
Expert says CRT designed to undermine American values
A leading national expert on Critical Theory and its offshoot, Critical Race Theory, said it is designed to undermine American values by ignoring the reality of progress and assuming the worst about people.
Ray Carter | September 28, 2021
Left-wing student activism touted for Oklahoma civics?
Oklahoma should incorporate “project-based civics” into public-school courses, according to the state leader of a national organization whose efforts have been criticized for injecting left-wing activism into classrooms under the guise of civics education.
Ray Carter | September 25, 2021
Regent suggests revising laws that restrict college access
Protectionist Oklahoma laws and regulations have made it harder for many students to access specific college courses, a top education official told lawmakers this week.
Ray Carter | September 23, 2021