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Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Regrettably, bad news in Oklahoma’s public education system is all too easy to come by.

Bullying is rampant. Test scores are down again. Too many teachers are behaving badly (a former Oologah-Talala teacher has been charged with having sex with a student during this spring’s teacher walkout, and a Clinton teacher reportedly confessed to the same thing after the walkout).

But I’ve also seen some good news lately, and it’s important to highlight it.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

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