Education

Bixby teachers union conducted ‘strategic’ voter targeting at district facility

Bixby Public Schools allowed a teachers’ union to conduct political activities targeting a “strategic list” of voters in the run-up to the June 26 primary election.

Stacy Martin
July 10, 2018
Education

529s now for K-12 too

The Oklahoma Legislature hiked taxes for government-run schools this year without demanding any reforms. Meanwhile, the Trump tax bill expanded the use of college savings plans, known as 529 accounts, to include tuition for private schools at the K-12 level.

Jonathan Small
July 6, 2018
Education

Oklahoma’s religious left baptizes the blob

Some ministers use their clerical authority to advocate tax increases and oppose school choice. But baptizing certain special-interest groups only serves to debauch the currency of religious authority.

Greg Forster
July 3, 2018
Education

School safety concerns help fuel homeschool, virtual school growth

Proponents of educational options in Oklahoma say that many parents who choose to withdraw their children from traditional public schools cite safety concerns as high on the list of reasons.

Mike Brake
June 28, 2018
Education

Updates to education data tool

New features have been added to OCPA’s education data tool, including new student counts as well as the option to adjust for inflation.

Curtis Shelton
June 25, 2018
Education, Good Government

Gann seeks interim study on CLO distributions

While teachers descended upon the state Capitol this spring seeking more money for schools, one state agency specifically created to support those same schools was sitting on assets worth $2.4 billion.

Mike Brake
June 20, 2018
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