Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education
Michael Petrilli of Fordham Institute
The Greatest Fight in Education History: Common Core Chaos?
Tuesday, November 11th @7PM
Oklahoma Weslayan University
Editor’s note: “We sure need to eliminate the Department of Education.”
Oklahoma is in the desirable position of being able to shape our education system into an excellent…
Part I – How We Stopped Common Core in Oklahoma
Some time ago I created the meme above based on the notion we’ve been fed by the Chambers of Commerce that Common Core is necessary in order to train kids for jobs. Since the standards were forced onto the national scene through Obama’s Race to the Top application, the rallying cry has been that business in America is suffering because we are not properly educating our children to be workers. We must have an educated workforce in order to stimulate our economy.
Once Common Core was repealed in Oklahoma, and the process created by which new standards will be established, Oklahoma is now officially free of Common Core. Or are we?
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We won the battle at the Supreme Court today – HB3399 was ruled constitutional.
The courtroom was packed. Folding chairs were brought in until there was no more room. The vote was 8-1.
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As you probably know in late June a lawsuit was filed with the Oklahoma Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 3399 which scrapped Common Core in Oklahoma.
The petitioners in this lawsuit include parents, teachers, and members of the state board of education (Ford, Baxter and Keating).
I find this lawsuit to be one of the most blatant examples of two-faced behavior I have ever seen.
The petitioners claim that “HB 3399 allows the Legislature to encroach on the authority granted to the Board in the Oklahoma Constitution – to supervise instruction in public schools – by giving the Legislature exclusive authority to rewrite and approve the State’s subject matter standards for instruction in public schools.”
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Come election time, everyone has a story. Some are better than others, but the most important thing to voters should be whose story is true.
Because there has been much said about T.W. Shannon and the Common Core fight in Oklahoma, I thought I…
OK-SAFE, Inc. – OK Governor Mary Fallin today issued a press release, indicating she had finally signed HB 3399, the bill to repeal and replace the controversial Common Core state standards. Hopeful as this is, it must be remembered that Fallin is a professional politician, with strong ties to the NGA and the corporate world, […]Source post >>>
The board of Restore Oklahoma Public Education would like to express our appreciation to Governor Mary Fallin for signing HB3399 into Oklahoma law today.
After many years of educating the public and legislators on the issue, ROPE was gratified to see …
excerpt from Randy Barnett’s letter to Governor Fallin on June 4, 2014: Our nation faces a growing crisis, yet Oklahoma remains as a beacon of hope in the heartland. Please reassume the leadership by signing HB 3399 immediately and moving ahead.
Let’s get back to basics by honoring the will of the People, of parents and the local schools in order to serve the best interests of Oklahoma families.