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Sooner Politics:  Every County Needs A Different Type of Education Reform

  There are 30 counties in Oklahoma that have less than 3000 total public school students. In most states that would be considered one average-sized school district,  But the reality is that Oklahoma pays 120 school superintendents to do the job in those 30 Oklahoma counties.  This is just one aspect of administrative reform which is screaming out for implementation.  It would result in increased classroom funding of about $1500 per student, per y […]

1889 Institute releases "Straight Talk on Public Education"

1889 INSTITUTE RELEASES “STRAIGHT TALK ON PUBLIC EDUCATION” The truth about Oklahoma’s public education system and why it cannot be fixed from within.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (July 25, 2017) – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has pub…

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OCPA column: Politicized schools threaten education

Politicized schools threaten education
by Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an Illinois state worker could not be forced to pay fees to a political organization as a c…

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Sooner Politics:  House Leadership Is Sitting On Bills For Education Reform

Speaker Charles McCall recently asked that a citizen’s group file their own initiative petition for the education reforms he believes are needed, but which he won’t allow a floor vote.  The Oklahoma legislative leaders have other education funding measures prepared, which put a cap on school district administrative spending. It would provide far more money for classroom teachers by cutting the massive bloat in administrative spending.  Oklahoma is one of the least efficient states in…

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WSJ: Medicaid Spending is Crowding Out K-12 Education

Crowding Out K-12 Education The real budget story behind those teachers strikes: Medicaid and public pensions.By The Wall Street Journal Editorial BoardOklahoma teachers ended their nine-day strike Thursday—and had little to show for it despite de…

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Reps. Sean Roberts, Teague Propose Legislation to Increase Education Revenue Without Increasing Taxes –    Two of the more fiscal conservatives in the Oklahoma House have announced a series of education funding bills for immediate assistance to our state public school educators. The measures tap into current funding sources and do not include any tax increases.  Rep. Sean Roberts & Rep Tess Teague have long been calling for some basic reforms in h […]

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