While the Oklahoma Education Association was able to recruit 25,000 teachers to a rally at the Capitol last session, it was unsuccessful in rallying enough voters to elect Kevin Black, an OEA member, to the Legislature. This loss may seem like a mere election night casualty, but it should serve as a clear signal to legislators that they can lead without fear.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Lawmakers need not fear the OEA
Journalist Patrick McGuigan recently pointed out that the OEA lost an election this year which they themselves had dubbed "November's most important election." Comes now Bobby Stem, executive director of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors, writing in another context: