Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Seize the moment to give families a universal ESA in 2022

"There has never been a better time for Oklahoma leaders to give every family in the state control over their children’s education," Greg Forster writes. "The time is always right to do what is right, but momentum for school choice has also never been stronger."

Parental rights laws need teeth, advocates warn

"While Oklahoma law provides parents with significant rights in education," Ray Carter reports, "parents and advocates told lawmakers that schools can ignore the law because it does not impose significant penalties for noncompliance."

Maysville teacher's aide faces rape charges

"An Oklahoma teacher's aide has been charged with rape after authorities say that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student," reports.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Bixby first-grade teacher arrested, accused of making child porn

"A first-grade teacher at Bixby East Elementary school is accused of producing child porn with her husband," the News on 6 reports.

You may recall that last year a voyeuristic Bixby math teacher plead guilty to attempted receipt of child pornography. The Bixby school district also made national headlines when a 16-year-old student said he was raped with a pool cue at the superintendent's home and made international headlines when a teacher was arrested for kissing her 18-year-old student when they went to the movies together.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Former Mid-Del teaching assistant charged after allegedly using elementary students to produce child porn

A former teaching assistant at Highland Park Elementary School in the Mid-Del school district was charged after allegedly using two students to produce child pornography, KOCO reports.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

To increase funding in Oklahoma’s public schools, give families a universal ESA

"School choice actually puts more money into the budgets of government schools, and saves money for state budgets as well," Greg Forster reminds us.

Edmond asks middle-school students to provide their preferred pronouns

"As part of the start-of-school process in Edmond Public Schools, some middle-school students were asked to provide their preferred pronouns with options including 'they/them,'" Ray Carter reports.