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OCPA's Trent England comments on Kavanaugh appointment

OCPA Statement on Kavanaugh appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court

After Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Trent England (pictured), Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), issued the following st…

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OCPA column: Teacher unions echo far left

Teacher unions echo far left

by Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)

There are still echoes from last spring’s Oklahoma teacher walkout, not all of them welcome.

Most recently, Randi Weingarten, president of the Ameri…

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OCPA column: Continued wind cronyism devastating school budgets

Continued wind cronyism devastating school budgets

by Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

How did mankind figure out fire without a government program? These days every new technology has backers who insist they are one mo…

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OCPA president on Edmondson and Boren's call for higher taxes

OCPA president responds to Edmondson, Boren press conferenceAfter former officials David Boren and Drew Edmondson held a press conference on education, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following t…

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OCPA column: Better teacher pay

Better teacher payby Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)How many teachers can be hired with a school superintendent’s compensation?This isn’t a riddle. It’s data relevant to the school shutdowns of 2018 when educa…

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OCPA column: School choice is helping these kids

School choice is helping these kids
by Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

You may recall that state legislation authored in 2011 by GOP lawmakers Dan Newberry and Lee Denney created an “equal-opportunity scholarship” prog…

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OU hire should respect Oklahomansby Jonathan SmallPresident of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)The University of Oklahoma is kicking off a national search for an associate vice president of university community.“We can and must do more to …

OCPA column: Emergency?

Emergency?
by Jonathan Small
President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)

We continue to see news stories about “emergency” certifications for teachers who didn’t take the traditional certification route to get a teaching license.But are we …

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OCPA column: Distorting facts to fit a narrative

Distorting facts to fit a narrative by Jonathan Small President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)

In a recent interview, self-described socialist and congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to explain away low unemployment an…

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