or Save Our Standards Part 2 After studying the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) reviews posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) website, I produced a document that listed the consistent issues brought up by reviewers over the course… Continue Reading →
Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment
Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment (ROPE2.0) is committed to educating tax-paying citizens and parents about the ways in which the methods and philosophies used in public education today affect them. From budgetary allotments to curricula, ROPE2.0 attempts to make Oklahomans aware of how every dollar spent and every idea taught can actively influence the future voters enrolled in Oklahoma Public Education today.
Only parents can truly know what’s best for each of their individual children and only parents have the vested interest necessary to raise children with the education each will need to become productive Oklahomans and Americans. Every child has the right to an education best suited to them, and every parent has the right – and duty – to provide such an education. ROPE 2.0 seeks to help equip parents with the information necessary to best champion their child’s educational needs.
Being an activist is just a matter of sticking up for what is right. My action was merely me protecting my child and all the children in my community from wrong ideas being spread. When opportunities like this arise, stand up and speak the truth and hold your ground. You can do it! You MUST!
I’ve written for School Reform News at Heartland Foundation for several years now. In 2013 I wrote this article for SRN. This blog seems like a really great place to post this, as I think it will encourage all kinds… Continue Reading →
Though the vast majority of parents want the very best education possible for their children, few parents consider schooling their children at home for various reasons. Some don’t believe they have the education necessary to educate their own children and… Continue Reading →
ROPE 2.0 seeks to equip parents with the information necessary to best champion their individual child’s educational needs and support legislation that empowers parents as the primary authority for their children. Begun as Restore Oklahoma Public Education in 2010, ROPE… Continue Reading →
1. Oklahoma endorses federal education policy at the most local levels, as do most other states. With the federal government now sanctioning gay marriage, public schools will not only continue to push sex education, but sex education directly undermining natural law and traditional marriage.Continue Reading →
The TLE Commission was set up under SB 2033. Remember that was the bill from 2010 that gave us Common Core and started the crazy train of multiple “reforms” and the drain sucking sound of education dollars and instruction time. After attending and observing the Teacher and Leader Evaluation Commission meetings for several years now, I feel we had a small win last week. At the Nov 5, 2015 TLE Commission meeting, Student Surveys as a Quantitative measure was voted down. Had this passed, all districts would have been able to choose to evaluate teachers and potentially fire teachers based on a student perception of the teacher, including as young as kindergarten! However, because the vote failed, Student Surveys will NOT be recommended to the State Board of Education as a Quantitative measure for the state Teacher Evaluation system. Congratulations is deserved to the Commission for getting this one right!….