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Oklahoma Education Spends More Than California, Per Child

  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

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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House Passes Unfunded Education Mandate

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…

Sen. Sharp Calls Education Choice A Nazi Torture Tactic

“I have told other senators I call this bill the ‘Dr. Josef Mengele bill’ because it is intended to kill public education,”   Invoking holocaust inhumanities, Senator Ron Sharp attacked an education reform measure which would allow families more options in common education. (SB560)  Jay Chilton of OCPA’s Investigational journalism project reports on the incident which happened at the Senate Educati […]

Just this January, it was reported that figures crunched at the end of Mr. Obama’s turn as POTUS determined that one of his pet project, SIG – School Improvement Grants – with their heavy emphasis on School Turnaround, was a dismal failure after an influx of taxpayer funds to the tune of 7 BILLION dollars. Wait for it….


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Homeschooling Parents CAN - And Should - Run For Public Education Offices

In an almost unprecedented move in American today, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, nominated a businessman who homeschooled his children, for New Hampshire Education Commissioner. In an unbelievable, though partisan victory, Frank Edelblut was confirmed to the position by the New Hampshire Executive Council today.
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We Have A New Education Secretary

For those of you who might have been living in a cave for the months since November, the Senate has confirmed controversial Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.

So concerned were we here at ROPE – along with THOUSANDS of grassroots mom and dad education activists who have been fighting Common Core across the nation – that we wrote a letter to the President in November. You can read it here to follow our concerns.Read more »