Thursday, April 28, 2022

Edmond teens could face charges after allegedly sexually assaulting girl

"Two teenagers in Edmond could face charges after police said they forced themselves on a 14-year-old girl," KOCO reports. "The victim said some boys stole her phone while they were on a school bus in late March. A police report says the suspects told the girl she could have her phone back if she did sexual things with them. The girl said they grabbed her by the arms and pulled her inside a house in a neighborhood near Edmond North High School, according to the report. She said the boys then sexually assaulted her."

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Did state superintendent candidate violate reporting law?

"The 2022 race for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction may already be historically notable, but not for a positive reason," Ray Carter reports. "As voters consider the campaign pitches of the five individuals seeking the office, their evaluations will include weighing whether one candidate—current Shawnee Superintendent April Grace—committed a crime by failing to report to law enforcement that a suspected pedophile was on her staff."

Homeschooling skyrocketed during the pandemic, but what does the future hold?

"It may be less of an either-or option," Daniel Hamlin and Paul E. Peterson write, "as homeschooling is combined with online experiences, neighborhood pods, cooperatives, or joint undertakings with public and private schools."

Monday, April 25, 2022

Having school board elections on Election Day? Brilliant!

"The special interests that run Oklahoma's government school monopoly for their own profit are opposed to having elections on Election Day," Greg Forster writes.

Indoctrination in public schools continues even after legislation

"In the long run," Trent England writes, "the very best solution is to reduce the amount of political control over education; the best way to do that is with school choice."

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Court filing delay kept Tecumseh school bus driver accused of sex crimes on the job

"A Tecumseh man charged with sex crimes involving a minor kept working as a local school bus driver during a 17-month delay in a court filing," News 9 reports.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Police investigate alleged choking of OKC elementary student

"An Oklahoma City elementary school teacher’s aide was placed on administrative leave on Thursday pending the investigation of an alleged assault," News 9 reports. "A six-year-old student’s mother told police the employee choked her child."

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Mothers urge change to Stillwater bathroom policy

Ray Carter has the story.

Parents outspoken about bullying at Claremore Public Schools

KTUL has the story.

Pornographic materials available in Oklahoma school libraries?

"State Rep. Justin Humphrey is saying he brought this up in response to a former teacher's concerns over materials available in school libraries," KOKH reports. "According to the representative, 'I was shocked at some of the photos that were sent, the pornography that's going into schools. This material is pornographic, it is wrong, and it has no place being given to minors. And anybody who does say that it has a place is a sick sucker who's got problems.'"

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Teacher accused of giving cocaine, alcohol to a minor

"A former Bartlesville High School teacher is facing several charges after he allegedly supplied alcohol and drugs to at least one minor," FOX 23 reports.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

CRT's 'wicked woke stepsister' in Oklahoma

"CRT was the buzzword for last year," says Oklahoma state Sen. Shane Jett (R-Shawnee). "SEL is its wicked woke stepsister that’s basically a good sounding name to bring in Marxist brainwashing ideology into the classroom."

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Stillwater transgender-bathroom policy in place ‘for years’

“Amidst pushback from parents about Stillwater Public Schools’ policy of allowing students to choose the bathroom facility that aligns with their self-proclaimed gender identity and not biology, the school’s superintendent recently announced that policy has been in place ‘for many years,’” Ray Carter reports.

Grand jury investigation sought for Shawnee schools

"State Sen. Shane Jett has asked Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor to conduct a multi-county grand jury investigation into the Shawnee Public Schools district following citizen reports of a 'systemic pattern' of school officials ignoring and covering up alleged student abuse by former coach Ron Arthur," Ray Carter reports.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Let parents (not the state) decide on pre-K

"Though it comes as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to the evidence on pre-K programs, a blockbuster new study found that a state pre-K program long held up as a national model actually harms students both academically and behaviorally," Greg Forster writes. "It’s time to empower parents through school choice programs to make the right decision for their own children."

Oklahoma schools ignoring long-term staff abuse of students

Ray Carter has the story.