Commentary Chris Smith
In May 2009, Sen. Glenn Coffee and fellow legislators announced the
passing of a comprehensive lawsuit reform package. Everyone lauded its
passage. Why then are Republicans back again with more legislation on
the same issue?
Commentary Fred Morgan
“We need lawsuit reform now!” I am confident that is a statement you
have heard for years, from doctors, politicians and the business
community. But what is often left unsaid is how lawsuit reform (or the
lack thereof) would impact each and every Oklahoman.
Commentary Jason Reese
The good news: I smile every time I drive past the charter school near
my house on the way to drop off my eldest child at our parochial school.
The bad news: Not everyone in our state, or even our city, has the
ability to choose either of those options. That is why I want to insist
that our state and local governments move further and faster in
expanding school choice.
Advocates of a controversial measure for school reform hope to gain momentum from a newly released movie.
News 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.
Letters to the Editor David Goin
I was disappointed in the content of an article appearing in the Oct. 17 Oklahoma Gazette (News,
“Degrading the grade”). I am particularly concerned about a quotation
attributed to me (“it’s just about too much to ask”) followed by words
that are a misrepresentation of my position and expectations for the
academic growth of students.
Commentary Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.
Commentary Rep. Jason Nelson
In the cult movie classic The Princess Bride, Vizzini repeatedly
uses the word “inconceivable” as his efforts to evade pursuers fail.
Inigo Montoya finally replies, “You keep using that word. I do not think
it means what you think it means.”