Higher Education

Oklahoma law deans urge ‘antiracism’ requirement

Claiming that “racism is deeply embedded in our institutions, including in the legal profession,” the deans of 150 American law schools—including all three in Oklahoma—have signed a letter urging the American Bar Association to require their schools to “provide training and education around bias, cultural competence, and antiracism.”

Mike Brake
September 22, 2020
Education

Aiming for universal school choice

Universal choice is the principled—and pragmatic—education policy. Every Oklahoma family that wants choice should have it—now.

Greg Forster, Ph.D.
September 22, 2020
Education

Democrats ignoring the law and courts to attack needy children

Jonathan Small issued the following statement today in response to House Democrats attacking a state program that serves the educational needs of low-income and minority children.

Jonathan Small
September 16, 2020
Education

Many Norman parents unhappy with district’s handling of back-to-school learning

Initially, Norman Public Schools offered parents a back-to-school choice of on-site, virtual, or “blended” curriculum for K-12 students. In mid-August, the decision was abruptly made to start the year with virtual classes only. After only a couple of weeks the guidelines changed again.

Staci Elder Hensley
September 16, 2020
Education

AG Hunter’s school-choice defense draws national praise

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has been honored by his peers for his office’s defense of school-choice programs that empower parents.

Ray Carter
September 16, 2020
Education, Health Care

Teachers union, parents, in opposition

As parents across Oklahoma call for local schools to reopen and provide in-person instruction, one of the most vocal opponents they face is the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), the state affiliate of the National Education Association.

Ray Carter
September 11, 2020
Education

Facing parent pushback, Owasso district announces reopening

With its school-board members facing a voter-recall effort, officials at Owasso Public Schools announced Friday that the school will reopen for in-person instruction on September 17.

Ray Carter
September 4, 2020