Saturday, August 28, 2021

Parents say 'nothing ever gets done' about bus driver accused of assault

"Choctaw parents are stepping forward with their stories after the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District investigated an accusation that a bus driver assaulted a student," KFOR reports. "They say they have been filing complaints against this driver and school officials have done nothing about it."

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Jenks directs parents to ‘social justice’ materials

"Parents who visit the Jenks Public Schools Southeast Elementary website to learn more about the school’s 'social-emotional learning' (SEL) efforts are quickly directed to documents by other organizations that declare 'social-emotional learning' allows teachers to 'address privilege, prejudice, discrimination, social justice, and self-determination in K-12 settings,'" Ray Carter reports.

Generation Citizen wants to explore lowering the voting age to 16

"We can think of no better way to advance this conversation than by bringing together the key leaders from Maryland’s pioneering cities—plus scholars and advocates who have shaped debate on the issue in other states—to pursue new research together," says Elizabeth Clay Roy, CEO of Generation Citizen.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Former Bixby teacher pleads guilty to recording female students

"A former Bixby High School Teacher plead guilty in federal court today to attempted receipt of child pornography," KTUL reports.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Investigators say Shawnee administrator arrested on multiple child sex crimes has history of inappropriate conduct

"This is someone who’s had power or authority that has gotten away with things for a long time."

Ninnekah school officials accused of cover-up in sexual abuse case

"Principals, the superintendent, the athletic director and Title IX coordinator, and the chaperone of the girls' basketball team are all accused of looking the other way in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court," the News on 6 reports.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

OEA hides symposium videos

"The Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) has removed videos from its website that allowed the public to view content presented during the Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association’s Racial and Social Justice Symposium," Ray Carter reports. "The OEA removed the videos following a series of articles published by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) that highlighted presentations made during the symposium, and the removal of the videos has occurred even as presenters have publicly said the articles provided an accurate portrayal of the event."

Friday, August 6, 2021

To improve public schools, give families a universal ESA in 2022

"The empirical evidence from school-choice programs across the country is clear and consistent: letting parents choose their schools makes all schools better," Greg Forster writes. "Believe it or not, the best way to improve educational outcomes in the government school monopoly is to break the monopoly."

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Union panelists: Learning-loss concerns a form of white supremacy

You literally can't make this stuff up.

State office tells Mid-Del to hire 'social justice' employee

"A state agency has told Mid-Del Public Schools to hire a new employee 'to lead equity, social justice, and diversity efforts' and pay that individual $143,000 per year," Ray Carter reports.

Teachers’ union officials denounce police at Oklahoma symposium

"Several speakers at the Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association’s recent Racial and Social Justice Symposium encouraged the next generation of state teachers to view police and school-security officers as tools of white supremacy," Ray Carter reports.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Oklahoma lawmakers should ban Action Civics

It's Critical Race Theory in practice.

‘Only white people can be racist’: Union officials call for purge of teacher workforce

"Would-be school teachers at the Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association’s recent Racial and Social Justice Symposium were told that both public schools and many of the teachers within them are tools of white supremacy," Ray Carter reports. "But featured speakers at the online event offered a solution: Purge the teaching profession of many of its current members, who are majority white."