Governor Mary Fallin Takes Steps to Bring More Efficiency to State GovernmentImplementing administrative costs consolidation of colleges, schools includedOKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today took steps to address bringing more efficiency in state…
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The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs is running a series of articles entitled The Bogus Budget, exposing how Oklahoma government is spending record amounts of taxpayer money, even as legislative appropriations have flatlined or declined, all the whil…
If our children are not taught how to participate in a robust exchange of ideas through debate and discussion, how on earth will we prepare them for adulthood. We do a grave injustice to our children if we allow them to be taught only to pass a test and not how to think through problems and to call into question the politically correct, ‘settled science’.
According to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), the United States NATIONAL Census Bureau found that approximately: 45.6% of the country’s school system revenue came from state sources,45.3% came from local sources.9.1% of school system revenue came from federal sources. As you can see, most states divide the funding responsibilities rather evenly between the county and the stat […]
Public Education Forum
Friday April 21 (refreshments 6PM) Forum 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Bartlesville City Hall
Featuring State Senator Julie Daniels and State Reps Earl Sears and Travis Dunlap
Sponsored by PEAK and moderated by the Bartlesville League of Women Voters
Skillful administration is required to ask the uncomfortable questions and institute the reforms necessary to bring long-term success for Oklahoma’s education system. The real facts now show that Oklahoma spends more money per student for teacher pay in common education than does the ultra liberal state of California. California has nearly 10 times the students that Oklahoma does. But they gather those students into about 1000 school dis […]
How does a full scholarship (valued more than $250,000) with a monthly stipend at one of the highest rated colleges in America sound?
The package includes a guaranteed job upon graduation and commissioning to boot. After a successful Service Academy Day last year, Rep. Jim Bridenstine will hold another open house 9 a.m. to noon April 22 at the CityPlex Towers, First Floor Auditorium, 2488 E. 81st St.
Representatives from the Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy and West Point will provide a brief introduction to their respective schools and answer questions about the application process and opportunity. Students (8th-11th grade), families, school officials, counselors and the general public are cordially invited.
Upon successful completion of the academies, the students are commissioned to serve five years in their respective service as officers. The academies and their graduates are highly regarded internationally and in the private sector, for the quality of their education and leadership. The typical students do not have military experience, but are well-rounded with their background.
For more information and to RSVP, call 918-935-3222 or send an email to Cam.Thomas@mail.house.gov
Editor’s Note: Goins is a member of the First Congressional District Service Academy selection committee and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Also submitting this letter were fellow committee members representing the Air Force Academy and West Point respectively, Jim Palmer and Mike Lapolla
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The Oklahoma State House passed HB 1114 on Tuesday by a vote of 92-7. The measure, authored by Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Broken Arrow) and now co-authored by 56 other representatives, would give teachers a $6,000 pay raise phased in over three years.Probl…