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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 Case For Newspapers
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The Case For Newspapers

BY KEN NEAL The Tulsa World I knew has been gone for years. This is more lament than criticism of the World, the newspaper for which I worked for more than 50 years. That was the Tulsa World of the Eugene Lorton family and newspaper/publishers of the genre of William Allen White, the famous crusading…

Why Edmondson Is Oklahoma’s Best Hope
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Why Edmondson Is Oklahoma’s Best Hope

Editor’s Note: The state’s two largest dailies – whose opinion pages are staunch defenders of an increasingly indefensible statehouse leadership status quo – unsurprisingly endorsed Republican Kevin Stitt for governor. Last June, The Observer published an essay by the Tulsa World’s former editorial page editor, Ken Neal, in support of Democrat Drew Edmondson. The arguments…

Inhofe Deserves No Congratulations
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Inhofe Deserves No Congratulations

BY JEREMY KUZMAROV The Tulsa World on Sept. 11 heaped praise on Sen. Jim Inhofe for being named as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee following the death of John McCain. They said Inhofe’s clout was important to Oklahoma. The state houses five military bases, including Tinker Air Force Base, and its economy is tied to…

Thoroughly Modern Mistake
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Thoroughly Modern Mistake

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Set in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie features Julie Andrews as Millie Dilmount who hails from Salina, KS, and heads to New York City with the “thoroughly modern” idea of finding a wealthy husband. Neither love nor longterm consequences “interfered” with Millie’s plan and singular goal of wealth and social status through matrimony….

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