Thursday, October 19, 2023

Kingfisher coach charged with child neglect for allegedly allowing players to brawl

KFOR has the story.

Ringling coach charged among shocking abuse claims

"Lawyers for Ringling High School footballers allege coach Phil Koons subjected them to racist and homophobic slurs, made them train naked, and left some feeling suicidal," The Daily Beast reports.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Ponca City enforces seclusion policy on pre-K student by putting him in small room

"A Ponca City family is outraged after finding their 4-year-old son in what they called a school closet as punishment," KFOR reports.

Monday, October 16, 2023

#OklaEd provides decades of access and protection for reported pedophile

"In Wetumka, Oklahoma, a town of around 1,400 residents within rural Hughes County, a pedophile has been abusing adolescent boys for decades," The V1SUT Vantage reports. "Brent McGee’s positions of trust as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and head of alternative education within public schools have provided him unrestricted access to vulnerable boys while his superintendent wife, Donna McGee, was positioned to prevent any internal investigations into his conduct. McGee’s longtime role as mayor/councilman in Wetumka put him in charge of the local police force, making his arrest for crimes against children unlikely to ever occur. Thanks to the actions of one brave man, that’s all about to end."

Del City student arrested after allegedly bringing gun to school

 News 9 has the story.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Oklahoma's school-produced illiteracy crisis persists

"Around 20 percent of Oklahomans, approximately 560,000 people, have a 6th-grade reading level or less," says state Sen. Jessica Garvin.

As I pointed out 13 years ago (and sadly, nothing has changed), if taxpayers give Oklahoma schools 13 years and a hundred grand, they should at the very least teach Johnny to read.

Deer Creek superintendent: We failed to keep our students safe

 FOX 25 has the story.