Saturday, August 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
"Unfortunately," The Oklahoman points out, "it’s now possible for pedophiles to quietly resign and retain teaching licenses."
"Concerning school problems," writes Anatoly Arutunoff of Tulsa, "what teacher would stay where kids throw books and are out of control? I don't know if we need more money for schools, but we certainly need to give the teachers power to stop the mini-riot behavior in the classrooms."
Monday, July 27, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
A former Commerce teacher and coach was sentenced to a year in jail for three separate charges of second-degree rape, the Miami News-Record reports.
The victim, who was a junior at the time at Commerce High School, says in her statement included in the PSI, she lost friends, was talked about on social media, missed school, and had a teacher mention the incident in class causing her to run to the counselor in tears and caused problems in her family relationships.
“I want him to go to prison. If he had done this only one time and was sorry about it, then maybe probation would be ok. But he did this three times and isn't really sorry for what he did. Maybe this will show other teachers they can't do this and get away with it. I want this case to show other girls, that if this happens, they will be believed and there will be a punishment for the teacher doing this,” the victim's written statement said.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Today in the Journal Record, OCPA president Michael Carnuccio asks the business-savvy readers of that newspaper to consider if perhaps there is too much overhead in Oklahoma's government-run monopoly education system. Read his column here.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
|Manuel attends Happy Hands Education Center, a center |
for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
It’s one of the reasons Brewster has agreed to let a new charter school occupy a portion of his middle school campus and athletic facility on a temporary basis.
“It’s good for the families that we will compete,” he said Tuesday, referring to Lighthouse Academies of Oklahoma City. “We’ll have to provide the best academic option for our kids to keep our families, and I think that’s very healthy.” ...
“The more quality schools we can provide for Oklahoma City kids, the better,” Brewster said.
Now that is refreshing.