Monday, November 29, 2021

OKCPS employee charged with child sex crimes

An Oklahoma City Public School employee who once taught elementary students has been charged with three counts of lewd acts with a minor.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Groomers gonna groom

"Through brand names like 'comprehensive sex education' and one of its parent programs, 'Social-Emotional Learning (SEL),' our government schools have been turned into Groomer Schools, and parents are beginning to notice."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Parent empowerment — not regulatory overreach — key to private school choice accountability

"Parent empowerment — not regulatory overreach — should drive accountability for publicly funded school choice programs."

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year nominee touts transgender book

"If someone asks me to call them by a different gender, I’m going to, because we all deserve the chance and the opportunity to be able to identify who we are and not have someone else tell us who we are," this Oklahoma teacher says.

What homeschoolers are doing right

"A new study suggests their kids are healthier, happier, and more virtuous than public-school graduates."

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bristow, Edmond school materials get parents' attention

"Oklahoma schools—in both rural and suburban districts—are providing students with sexually explicit materials and undermining parental rights in other ways," Ray Carter reports.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Parents accuse OKC metro teacher of stalking children, being sexually inappropriate

 KFOR has the story.

Academic outcomes vary in Oklahoma schools, but decline the norm

"In Tulsa Public Schools, 89 percent of students tested below grade level in all subjects, and 64 percent were more than a year behind," Ray Carter reports. "In Oklahoma City, 90 percent of students performed below grade level in all subjects. State tests showed 67 percent of students were more than one year behind."

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

OCPA, BLM decry Oklahoma's segregated public schools

Some wealthy public school districts, where geographic boundaries have the effect of keeping education segregated, enjoy lavish facilities—such as this $2 million Deer Creek media center that boasts its own cafĂ©.

The workings of Oklahoma’s segregation system are laid bare in stark images produced by a liberal think tank, Greg Forster points out in his latest article for OCPA. For her part, the head of the OKC Black Lives Matter chapter looked at the maps—and concluded that "racism and education disparities are still consistent and seemingly intentional even in 2021."