“Our members were very clear that government should not tell teachers what they should be teaching,” say Linda Hampton, Oklahoma Education Association president.
Two teachers in Oklahoma explain to parents why they won’t give any more standardized tests.
Educators, parents, and community leaders prove to be a powerful force for change in one of the most importance races in the state.
OK superintendent’s race serves as focal point for community action.
State news roundup: WI vouchers are still proving to be a bad investment; New York voters shows strong support for school budgets; and the latest news from Oklahoma and Illinois.
Rallygoers’ message will “rumble to the top floors of the Capitol and across this great state saying, ‘The time is now – secure funding for public education.’ “
“We cannot continue to expect our schools to operate in 2014 on a 2008 budget. The education of Oklahoma’s children must be a top priority.” – Teacher and OEA President Linda Hampton
Find out about the current attacks on public employee pensions in Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania and about one big win in Kansas.
Thirteen of the 17 states where the majority of students come from low-income families are in the South. In Mississippi, 71 percent are low income, followed by New Mexico (68 percent), Louisiana (66 percent), Oklahoma (61 percent) and Arkansas (60 percent).
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