Local Control of Education

2016 Oklahoma "Teacher Caucus" Highlights, Parties, Ideals and Education Goals

Editor’s Note:  OKGrassroots will be releasing a feature series on Education Policy and the recent Election Cycle in Oklahoma.   We will take time to explore ideological differences and how those are playing out in – not only the political realm – but the public square as well as we publish information we have collected on the ‘Teacher Caucus’.  Not everyone in politics tells the truth.  Not all sources are reliable.  Do your own homework.  Follow the money.  OKGrassroots hopes these articles will help people to connect the dots and make informed choices at the ballot box.  Decisions are still being made in run-offs around the state./sc 

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2016 Oklahoma “Teacher Caucus” Highlights, Parties, Ideals and Education Goals.

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Governor Fallin Appointed Oklahoma State Board of Education Member Publicly Calls Dr. Sandra Stotsky, "...an arrogant miscreant"

Oklahoma State Board of Education member General Baxter, in a statement posted to social media and re-posted inside the blog, Oklahoma Education Truths (General Baxter Says It Even Better), said,

3. Now we have 2 Senators, Brecheen and Sykes, who declare these OKLAHOMA educators are not smart enough, not capable enough nor talented enough to do the job. Instead they want the inputs of a Massachussets/ Arkansas arrogant miscreant who admires only her own standards, and the radicalized splinter group called ROPE who have just declared “public education is not worth restroring.” Every teacher in the state should be completely insulted by the actions of these two. Like me, they are Republicans. I am not proud of them. None participated in public comment forums…..

Please note above, the 2015 NAEP results for Oklahoma and Massachusetts (not Massachussets) in BOTH Mathematics and Engllish/Language Arts as posted on the Nation’s Report Card website.

Note: This article was originally released March 21, 2016

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News With Views: An In Depth Look at Ted Cruz and Common Core by Anita Hoge

February 6, 2016 via NewsWithViews.com

His Scary Federal Education “Choice” as a Civil Right, His Fake Repeal of Common Core, and His Phony Support of Homeschools Revealed.

Ted Cruz forces Common Core onto every private, religious, and homeschool in his proposed S 306 with Federal Choice (which is NO choice at all).

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Paul arrives in NH with good news and bad news…

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul came directly to New Hampshire from Capitol Hill on Friday with good news and bad news.

“The good news is your government is open,” the Republican presidential candidate told members of the Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.

“The bad news is your government is open.”

Communication with Laurette Lynn

Coming soon….Ongoing Say It! Public Speaking workshops for Adults  — Starting July 17th!

Presentation Seminars for Adults and Children

Ongoing Say It! for Youth 11-16

Communication seminars – Adult

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Introducing Say It! "Camp" – A lively, interactive and fun 3 day workshop
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Now through July 6th

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The skills covered in Say It!  help bolster the inner confidence
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I’m honored to receive an endorsement from Linda Murphy who was instrumental in the recent repeal of Common Core in Oklahoma.

Thank you for your confidence!

Linda Murphy Speaking to the High Noon Club 2013

“I am happy to support Kenny Tapp for House Seat District 61. Kenny has the solid foundation to provide leadership to represent the people of his district. He will take a strong stand for local control of education and the state’s right to remain independent from centralized control.”

Linda Murphy


Kenny Bob Tapp’s website 

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