Friday, February 23, 2024

Salina teacher's sexual misconduct results in $2.6M settlement

The Oklahoman has the story.

Lawsuit filed against Tulsa Public Schools after student assaulted on campus

"A parent of an East Central Middle School student has filed a negligence lawsuit against the school district after her child was beaten up after allegedly being asked to rat out a classmate," the Tulsa World reports.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Oklahoma public school library books

With Oklahoma public school library books making headlines again, here are a few other books parents might want to know about:
Search your school district libraries here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

It’s OK not to want a drag queen principal

"An elementary school principal in Oklahoma stepped down because of community backlash after news broke that he had been prosecuted for child pornography," Max Eden writes in the Washington Examiner.

Public education's predatory coaches

V1SUT reports on the "hidden crimes, quiet exits, and harmful hires" in Oklahoma's public education system.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Lawsuit claims Pawhuska did too little to protect pre-K student from sexual assault

"Pawhuska Public Schools and a substitute teacher have been named as defendants in a recently filed federal court lawsuit," the Pawhuska Journal-Capital reports. "The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, accuses the school district of doing too little to protect one Pre-K pupil from a sexual assault by another Pre-K pupil."

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Kiefer parent claims bullying is a recurring issue in the district

"The mom said she wants to see the school have some accountability," FOX 23 reports. Not likely in one of Oklahoma's unaccountable public schools.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Krebs teacher charged with child abuse

Witnesses say a Krebs Public School special education teacher "would continuously verbally and physically attack students several times." FOX 23 has the story.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Oklahoma teacher says fellow teachers have racial biases, bigoted ideas

"The truth is there are good teachers in Oklahoma on all points of the political spectrum, and all of them are interested in teaching the 'basics,' Aaron Baker writes.

Unfortunately, however, teachers step into the classroom with “baggage” that easily complicates authentic learning in any subject. Teachers enter education with racial biases, microaggressive habits, inequitable practices, and bigoted ideas about student identity and expression. This “baggage” has also been described as an “invisible knapsack” that needs to be “unpacked.” Unpacking the invisible knapsack involves training. Getting “back to basics” requires training.