Higher Education

In the name of ‘diversity,’ OU opposes equality

The “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” training mandated at the University of Oklahoma advises students that support for equality is wrongheaded.

Ray Carter
February 11, 2021
Law & Principles

OCPA 2021 legislative scorecard: Watch list update (February 11, 2021)

This is an updated watch list of bills that are eligible to be included on OCPA’s scorecard for Oklahoma’s 2021 legislative session.

Staff
February 11, 2021
Education

‘Parent’ groups dominated by teacher unions

Two teachers unions that have steadfastly opposed reopening schools for full-time, in-person instruction are part of a new coalition opposing efforts to provide parents with a wider range of school options.

Ray Carter
February 10, 2021
Education

Stitt appointee makes clear his support for school choice

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s latest appointment to the State Board of Education has left no doubt where he stands when parents are on one side of an education issue and school administrators and unions on the other.

Ray Carter
February 10, 2021
Higher Education

‘Diversity, equity, and social justice’: Oklahoma higher ed is hiring

It’s time for Oklahoma’s governor and state lawmakers to consider Milton Friedman’s suggestion that perhaps we should be taxing universities rather than subsidizing them.

Brandon Dutcher
February 9, 2021
Energy

‘Green’ technology poses long-term threat to roads

Growing use of alternative-fuel vehicles threatens to dramatically reduce funding for Oklahoma’s roads and bridges by slashing gasoline consumption.

Ray Carter
February 4, 2021
Education

OSDE directs teachers to controversial organization

During the week of the 2020 presidential election, the Oklahoma State Department of Education encouraged teachers to use materials produced by an organization that critics say has actively worked to brand orthodox Christians and mainstream conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

Ray Carter
February 4, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

Top education retirees paid handsomely

While there has been no shortage of research papers and news stories about teacher salaries, these often ignore a large portion of educators’ compensation: retirement benefits.

Curtis Shelton
February 4, 2021
Good Government

Legislation to impede church closings advances

Legislation that would protect places of worship from government-ordered closures during a pandemic has advanced from a state House committee.

Ray Carter
February 3, 2021