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OKG Newsletter


Topic: school choice

Choosing school choice


Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
In Karl Springer’s commentary (”No school takeover,” Oklahoma Gazette, March 21), the superintendent’s train analogy is accurate.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Standing up for special needs families


Commentary

Janet Barresi
A recent YouTube video features a cheerful mother, kids in tow, in the milk aisle of a grocery store. There she finds rows of bland containers offering just … milk.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

School choice is the answer


Letters to the Editor

Matthew Trimble
The larger fallacy John Thompson (Commentary, “The fallacy of test-driven school reform, Jan. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) fails to recognize is the fallacy of centrally planned and administered education. MAPS for Kids has been a total failure, as schools are not buildings. The only obvious beneficiaries are the government contractors who built the buildings.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Point: Triggering better schools


Commentary

State Sen. David Holt
This state legislative session, Sen. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, and I proposed legislation to give parents a new tool to affect positive change in their student’s underperforming school. Senate Bill 1001 would create the Parent Empowerment Act, a version of a “parent trigger” that has been enacted in at least seven other states. It passed the Senate, but limited support in the House means it will be laid over until the 2014 session.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Counterpoint: Don’t pull that trigger


Commentary

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
 
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