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OKG Newsletter

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Mid-session legislative awards

Have legislators fulfilled promises?


Kyle D. Loveless
The Legislature is getting close to the halfway point, and before you know it, lawmakers will be adjourning for the year. Have they fulfilled promises, or are they just playing the political version of the four-corners offense?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

From movie to measure

Advocates of a controversial measure for school reform hope to gain momentum from a newly released movie.


Clifton Adcock
In Oklahoma and several other states, an effort is underway to adopt a “parent trigger” act that could allow certain schools to become charter schools with enough parent signatures.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Counterpoint: Don’t pull that trigger


Gene Perry
In the 2012 film Won’t Back Down, a single mother stands up to a villainous teachers’ union and school administrators to take over her child’s school. The film was produced by Walden Media, a company belonging to Oklahoman owner Philip Anschutz. It seeks to dramatize “parent trigger” laws being pushed across the country by organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Taking tests to task

Letters to the Editor

Phil Grove
Drug testing has only one real purpose: to ostracize those caught using drugs.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013