Joe Dorman

Teacher Pay Raises Aren’t A Done Deal Yet
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Teacher Pay Raises Aren’t A Done Deal Yet

A Veto Referendum Could Delay Or Reverse Funding Mechanism For Teacher Pay BY JOE DORMAN I am usually not the gloom-and-doom kind of person, but I am worried that Oklahoma is about to sleepwalk into a budget-related nightmare that policy-makers never anticipated. If you are thinking – “we are already living through that nightmare!” – you…

Helping Kids, Families During Teacher Walkout
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Helping Kids, Families During Teacher Walkout

BY JOE DORMAN There is nothing more important for Oklahoma’s children and the future of our state than ensuring every child has access to a good education. Education is a fundamental building block for a successful and fulfilling life; lack of education is often the driving force behind poverty, poor health and social problems. It…

Take Me [And Oklahoma Children] Out To The Ball Game
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Take Me [And Oklahoma Children] Out To The Ball Game

BY JOE DORMAN On Jan. 31, the Bricktown Rotary will honor Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers with its annual Warren Spahn award, named after an Oklahoman who was one of the all-time great Major League pitchers. The upcoming award ceremony got me thinking about baseball in America and its unique relationship with race. Last year…

A Children’s Agenda For The New Year
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A Children’s Agenda For The New Year

BY JOE DORMAN For those who are involved in politics and policy at the Oklahoma Capitol, 2017 feels like the year that will never end. Special legislative sessions, elusive budget deals, and an early start to political campaigning have given this year an endless “Ground Hog Day” vibe that makes it seem like 2018 exists…

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