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Virtual Charter School Is An Epic Failure
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Virtual Charter School Is An Epic Failure

BY JOHN THOMPSON Even many of the staunchest pro-charter corporate reformers are criticizing virtual charters for their poor outcomes and draining resources from public schools. For instance, Todd Ziebarth of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, criticizes the high rates of “churn” they contribute to, their low graduation rates, and low levels of student…

The New, True Republicans
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The New, True Republicans

BY GARY EDMONDSON District 43 State Sen. Paul Scott of Duncan has spent the past few months becoming the embodiment of the new Republican Party – the party of racism, rudeness, personal ‘richment and religious hypocrisy. In early December, he announced a bill to eliminate pre-natal services to some of our poorest citizens – in order…

Button, Button
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Button, Button

BY DAVID PERRYMAN What do Louisa Mae Alcott’s Little Men, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, David Bowie in Labrynth, and Walt Disney’s version of Alice in Wonderlandall have in common? They all contain a reference to the age-old children’s game, “Button, Button, who’s got the Button? Over the past 150 years, very few of…

Cooking At The Capitol
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Cooking At The Capitol

BY DAVID PERRYMAN In my family, holiday traditions have always been as much about food as they are about the gathering of extended family. Some of my best memories of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year are the smells and tastes of foods that are often reserved for special occasions. With absolute predictability, we not only…

Freshman Legislator’s Criticism Misdirected
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Freshman Legislator’s Criticism Misdirected

BY MIKE W. RAY Sunday’s Oklahoman newspaper informed us that first-term state Rep. Tom Gann, a Republican from Inola, is “concerned about local control after an attorney general’s opinion.” Seems an AG’s opinion “confirms that the state Department of Education can overrule a local school board that rejects a charter school application.” “I am disappointed…

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