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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, May 23, 2024


Students Or Sprockets?


The Oklahoma Legislature’s 2024 session has had plenty of headline-grabbing moments: thwarting an attack on judicial independence, undermining The People’s initiative powers, embracing a show-me-your-papers expansion of police powers that could target almost anyone who’s not lily-white. But it’s often the legislation that flies beneath the radar that ends up with the potential to have the greatest effect on Sooners’ lives. So it is with HB 3278 mandating changes to graduation requirements that could adversely affect everything from marching band to foreign language instruction.

For the latest Observercast – Students Or Sprockets? – House Democratic Caucus Chair Trish Ranson of Stillwater joins us to discuss the Legislature’s education micromanaging and its potential negative consequences for a state ranked in the Bottom 10 in far too many socio-economic and academic categories.

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Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
The Observer carries on the "give 'em hell" tradition of its founder, the late Frosty Troy. I read it from cover to cover. A progressive wouldn't be able to live in a red state without it.