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
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
Higher Education

Expert says politics, not logistics, keep college costs high

Many citizens feel the cost of college has become too expensive, noting the heavy student-loan debt that burdens people for years. Policymakers could significantly reduce the cost of college, according to one expert. But to do so, they’ll have to prioritize the needs of students over the clout of people who make their living off the excesses of the current system.

Ray Carter
July 2, 2019
Law & Principles

Ruling means one less hoop in redistricting process

In an opinion issued Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that partisanship cannot be a factor weighed by judges in redistricting challenges.

Ray Carter
June 27, 2019
Health Care

Stitt names Medicaid-expansion supporter to advisory position

Gov. Kevin Stitt, although vocal in his opposition to Medicaid expansion, has named as deputy secretary of health and mental health an individual who has voiced support for Medicaid expansion, criticized welfare work requirements, and indicated he views gun control as a component of health policy.

Ray Carter
June 27, 2019
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