Budget & Tax, Education

Budget plan includes tax cuts, school choice, and savings

Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders have announced a state budget agreement that cuts taxes for all Oklahomans, increases school-choice opportunities for families, and leaves state government with more than $1 billion in savings.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Education

OKCPS board member decries ‘racism on this board’

According to Oklahoma City School Board member Ruth Veales, the members of the Oklahoma City school board are themselves racist—and have been for years.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Education

School choice offers escape from critical-race-theory harm

Expansion or creation of new school-choice programs, including Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), could help negate the issue of critical race theory.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Higher Education

Coddle culture threatens core freedoms, Piper says

The coddle culture of colleges has now bled out into the broader culture and threatens basic freedoms, according to author and former Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2021
Education, Family & Community

Stitt signs ban on racist teaching

Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that prohibits public schools from teaching children that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”

Ray Carter
May 7, 2021
Higher Education

Ban on racist stereotyping contrary to OU’s goals, president says

The president of the University of Oklahoma has declared his opposition to a bill that prohibits colleges from requiring students to take any orientation “that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or a bias on the basis of race or sex".

Ray Carter
May 7, 2021
Higher Education

OU professor plays role in Facebook ban of Trump

A University of Oklahoma law professor is a member of the Facebook Oversight Board that has upheld the platform’s suspension of former President Donald Trump.

Ray Carter
May 6, 2021
Higher Education

Landmark lawsuit targets Christian higher education

One of Oklahoma’s largest faith-based universities is among 25 higher education institutions named in a federal class-action lawsuit recently brought against the U.S. Department of Education.

Staci Elder Hensley
May 6, 2021
Education

Echoes of racist past now heard in modern classrooms

While many thought lessons of racism were a thing of the past, critics say “critical race theory” has revived them in modified form.

Ray Carter
May 5, 2021
Higher Education

OU students, staff to be graded on ‘antiracism’

A new report issued by the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture (GCA) at the University of Oklahoma reveals that students and staff in the architecture program could soon be evaluated for their support of “anti-racist” beliefs.

Ray Carter
May 4, 2021