Education

“Pitching money out the windows” at OKC schools

On Monday, The Oklahoman reported on rampant waste in Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Trent England
December 11, 2018
Education

Money not enough to solve education crisis

The Oklahoma Legislature this year raised taxes and gave all the money to education. These actions came in response to a coalition of business and community leaders advocating a package of tax and spending increases along with reforms. Predictably, taxes and spending went up, but reforms went by the wayside. Adults won, but what about students?

Trent England
December 10, 2018
Education

Moms tipped governor’s race

Why did 100,000 African-American women in Florida vote for Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis over Andrew Gillum, a Democrat vying to become the state’s first African-American governor?

Jonathan Small
November 30, 2018
Education

Racism and the government school monopoly

The government school monopoly was created in the 19th century to consolidate the power of social elites. They wanted to homogenize what was, in their eyes, an unacceptably diverse population. A society where differences are valued can only emerge when the monopoly they built is broken.

Greg Forster
November 26, 2018
Education

Why do religious schools teach science better?

Private schools, which are mostly religious, outperform public schools in science scores. We should keep that in mind when a self-protective educational monopoly tries to scare us out of allowing educational alternatives.

Greg Forster
October 29, 2018
Education

From suffering to success: School choice provides student with autism a pathway to healing

After enduring years of bullying in his local public school, Seth Sutherlin found relief via two of Oklahoma’s school-choice options.

Staci Elder Hensley
October 19, 2018
Education

Oklahoma schools find creative ways to expand learning

Officials from a range of traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools briefed state lawmakers on some of their innovative educational approaches during an interim study on Sept. 11 in the Senate Education Committee.

Staci Elder Hensley
October 15, 2018
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