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  The Oklahoma Medical Board(OMB) has published an announcement for an upcoming ‘training session’ entitled “Pills, Pot and the Politics of Pain”.   The content listed in the program is devoted completely to Opiate addiction and black market crime details. No medical training on Cannabis alternatives for pain management is mentioned anywhere in the program.   The course offering has been certified (by the OMB) to […]

  The Canadian County Republican Party is taking the initiative to advance issues of fiscal reform to the bloated public education system.  County Party Chair, Andrew Lopez announced the open letter to the legislature, in which the party echoed Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb’s call for a 65% classroom spending efficiency. That means at least 65 cents of every dollar in the state department of Education needs to be for a classroom expense. Teacher pay, curriculum, class […]

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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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