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.”
Universal choice is the principled—and pragmatic—education policy. Every Oklahoma family that wants choice should have it—now.
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.
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.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has been honored by his peers for his office’s defense of school-choice programs that empower parents.
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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.
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.