Rock Matt Carney
Norman’s Zombie vs. Shark embody a lot of the purest tenets of rock ’n’
roll, the foremost being the long-standing premise that loud, rude
guitar music is one of the best, most fun ways of waggling a middle
finger in the face of The Man.
Protesters greeted students at the first day of class of Douglass High School.
News Jerry Bohnen
Car horns blared from passing motorists, and the morning sun promised
another scorching day as nearly a dozen protesters gathered Wednesday
morning outside Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School at 900 Martin
Luther King on the first day of the new school year. The protesters —
some of whom had been fired by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district
— tried drawing attention to their allegations of grade-tampering by
principal Brian Staples.
Plans to evaluate schools statewide with letter grades are delayed after protests from superintendents.
News Tim Farley
The controversy over Oklahoma’s new A-F grading system for public schools is brewing stronger than a witch’s potion on Halloween. The State Department of Education on Oct. 8 delayed a vote to issue a public release of the school grades, but told district superintendents they could release the grades voluntarily.
“Lighthearted farce” turns into a public land mine — and the arts community now plans a peaceful protest to counteract political backlash.
Features Mark Beutler
What started out to be a small, largely unnoticed production by OKC
Theater Company has turned into a First Amendment fight, as well as a
battle against Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community, claim
supporters of the production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.