Despite falsehoods, two great bills move forward

Despite false claims made by the education establishment, two great bills moved forward this week.

Jonathan Small
February 15, 2019

Hope Scholarship bill for bullied kids fails in committee

Starting in the first week of the 2017-18 academic year, a sophomore at an Edmond high school was subjected to what he and his mother claim were relentless acts of bullying. The mother, Cara O’Daniel, complained to school officials. Instead of getting the response she expected, O’Daniel said, the officials “wanted to put a Band-Aid on it and forget about it.”

J.E. McReynolds
February 14, 2019

Gov. Frank Keating and OCPA react to false statements by OSSBA, CCOSA, and others

After the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA), the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA), and others falsely claimed that the Equal Opportunity Scholarship program is a voucher, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) Chairman Larry Parman, and OCPA President Jonathan Small released the following statements.

February 13, 2019

Study finds school choice improves mental health

School choice plays a significant role in improving overall student mental health, including lowering adolescent suicide rates. That’s according to a groundbreaking new study.

Staci Elder Hensley
February 11, 2019

Survey shows support for educational choice measures

Yet another scientific survey of Oklahoma voters has found strong support for educational choice.

Brandon Dutcher
February 7, 2019

Teacher-turned-senator offers bill to provide liability insurance for school employees

An Oklahoma state senator who is also a former teacher wants to create a system of taxpayer-funded liability insurance to protect educators from lawsuits.

Mike Brake
February 6, 2019

Do smaller classes help?

One would expect smaller classes to produce better results. But education policy must be informed by evidence and not just our intuitions. Small classes have a big price tag, but the empirical evidence shows that they don’t produce results.

Greg Forster
January 28, 2019
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