Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'Supreme Court beats back bureaucrats on schools deal'

The story by Pat McGuigan and Stacy Martin is here. The state's largest newspaper editorializes here. And the Heritage Foundation's Rachel Sheffield weighs in here.

Teacher fraud opens the door to school choice

The Daily Caller has the story.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

'The case for educational pluralism'

"Educational pluralism effectively accomplishes the proper ends of public education without imposing the uniformity created by the present American system," Ashley Rogers Berner writes in First Things.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oklahoma lawmaker says school choice 'saves the state money'

"What we're actually paying out is about $120,000 less than what we were spending on this group of kids," state Rep. Jason Nelson says of the Lindsey Nicole Henry scholarships. "So that money goes back into the school funding formula to benefit the rest of the kids in the state."

UPDATE: The state's largest newspaper has an excellent editorial here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Public-school battle map

Public schools serve to unite diverse people and minimize discord. Except when they don't.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

'Who Is Fethullah Gulen?'

Claire Berlinski reports in City Journal on the "controversial Muslim preacher, feared Turkish intriguer—and 'inspirer' of the largest charter school network in America."

Terrific new ESA reports

From Matt Ladner and Jonathan Butcher.

How strong are teacher unions?

In Oklahoma, not very strong.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Global homeschooling leaders unveil historic declaration

"Leaders in the homeschooling movement from some two dozen countries signed a historic document dubbed the “Berlin Declaration” on November 3," Alex Newman reports.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Census data show Oklahoma enrollment

Good article by Curtis Killman and Kim Archer in the Tulsa World today ("Tulsa leads in private-school enrollment"). It's clear that Oklahomans continue to choose public schools:
During 2009-2011, 92.3 percent of students in grades K-12 were enrolled in public schools, making the state No. 8 nationwide. 

Then again, are they really choosing public schools?