Education, Law & Principles

‘Ghost student’ reform passes Oklahoma House

Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to restrict schools’ ability to receive state funding for students who no longer attend classes in the district, a practice informally referred to as “ghost student” funding.

Ray Carter
February 25, 2021
Good Government

Oklahoma lawmakers target social-media censorship

Members of the Oklahoma Senate have voted to impose new penalties on social media companies found to have engaged in the censorship of their users.

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Senate committee endorses open transfer

Members of the Senate have joined House lawmakers in advancing legislation that could potentially increase open transfer of students among Oklahoma public schools.

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education, Judicial Reform

‘3F’ scholarship bill narrowly advances

Members of a state House committee approved legislation allowing students at Oklahoma’s worst public schools to receive state scholarship funding to attend private schools

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Lawmakers bar anti-religion discrimination in state program

Lawmakers have voted to prevent state discrimination against private Christian schools that adhere to orthodox Christian teachings as part of their mission.

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Budget & Tax, Family & Community
Ray Carter
February 18, 2021
Education, Law & Principles

‘Ghost student’ reform advances

Members of a state House committee have voted to rein in school districts’ ability to receive funding for students who no longer attend classes in the district.

Ray Carter
February 18, 2021
Higher Education

OU tells staff: Embrace political correctness

In a mandatory diversity training program for staff, the University of Oklahoma has explicitly directed professors and other employees to embrace political correctness in their communication.

Ray Carter
February 18, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Effort to ease public-school transfers advances

Legislation to ease the state’s open-transfer process for students wanting to attend another public-school district has gained committee approval.

Ray Carter
February 16, 2021
Health Care

Medicaid managed care opponents silent on alternatives

The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) have been vocal critics of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposal to use managed care services in Oklahoma’s Medicaid system.

Ray Carter
February 16, 2021