Friday, September 30, 2022

Eternal vigilance needed—with or without school choice

"Private school advocates were shocked by two federal court decisions this summer declaring that private schools with tax-exempt status must comply with federal Title IX regulations," the Council for American Private Education reports.

These entirely unexpected rulings—one from Maryland and one from California—represent a stark departure from the previous understanding of the situation. Until now, it was widely understood that private schools were only subject to Title IX if they accepted federal funds. In order to be free of such federal obligations, many private schools have long declined to accept federal funds. Under these new rulings, however, private schools that claim tax-exempt status would have to comply with Title IX even if they do not take federal funds. Such a state of affairs would have enormous implications for private schools, and indeed all nonprofit organizations.

As I never tire of repeating to school choice foes on the right, the government can and does pile on regulations whether or not school choice programs are involved. 

Tulsa mother says son is suffering mentally after allegedly being attacked by a school dean

 FOX 23 has the story.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Numerous allegations, 'but the conduct continued'

"A former Union High School theater teacher has voluntarily surrendered his teaching certificate after state officials received troubling allegations from nearly two dozen current and former students," the Tulsa World reports.

Tranned Books Week is finally over

Trent England and I discuss the made-for-media pseudo-event here.

Oklahoma testing results continue to disappoint

Despite record-high levels of funding, Ray Carter reports, a large majority of Oklahoma students in all grades and subjects are not proficient in academic performance.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Tulsa student says he was jumped for being transgender

 FOX 23 has the story.

Tonkawa student facing charges after fight

"A fight that broke out is now landing a Tonkawa Mid High School student in the state’s Juvenile District Court as she faces assault and battery charges," KFOR reports. "Leading up the fight, the victim’s mother, Bridget Ward, said her daughter has been constantly bullied by a group of female students."

Loaded gun found at Putnam City North, student taken into custody

News 9 has the story.