Education

Even after raises, teacher activist calls for lawmakers’ ouster

One prominent public-education activist has called for the ouster of as many as 35 Republican lawmakers, despite the fact most of those lawmakers supported teacher pay raises and school-funding increases.

Ray Carter
July 18, 2019
Budget & Tax, Education

Scholarship tax credit accounts for a tiny fraction of Oklahoma’s total tax credits

Oklahoma offers many tax credits, but none have received the kind of attention over the last few years as the tax credit associated with the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship program. 

Curtis Shelton
July 16, 2019
Education

Top 10 states in education deliver bang for the buck

In their new ranking of the quality of states’ education systems, scholars at the University of Texas at Dallas focus on what really matters: student learning

Brandon Dutcher
July 12, 2019
Education

Transportation plan offers model for education success

The principles that guide the road plan—funding increases tied to measurable results with consequences for failure—can achieve the same results for education that they did for Oklahoma’s transportation system.

Jonathan Small
July 11, 2019
Education

A next-generation school agenda for Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the opportunity to lead the nation into a new generation of education reform. Policy research and recent experience suggest a reform agenda focused on three goals, none of which requires significant increases in the education system’s spending levels.

Greg Forster
July 10, 2019
Education

Two new schools in Norman area signal desire for education choices

Two new schools opening in the Norman area this fall provide the latest examples of Oklahoma parents wanting more educational options for their children.

Ray Carter
July 9, 2019
Education

Illegal votes and coercion claims mar school board election

A school board race in Wilburton that required a do-over because of ineligible voting has now been rocked by allegations of attempted vote-buying.

Ray Carter
July 2, 2019
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