OU institutes mandatory diversity classes despite few racial incidents on campus

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
After a high-profile racist incident, the University of Oklahoma will require all freshman to take diversity training, but figures obtained by Watchdog.org show there have been very few racial incidents reported to school authorities in the past five years.
In March, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were videotaped in a […]

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Elizabeth Warren, the real estate profiteer

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  National, Oklahoma, Regulations  /  No Comments

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By Jillian Kay Melchior and Eliana Johnson | Special to Watchdog.org
Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth.
Even […]

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Despite media hype, Tennessee liberals benefit from out-of-state money

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  News, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Reporters from Tennessee’s four largest newspapers used a slew of catch phrases in stories about out-of-state money influencing state politics.

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Education week-in-review: Ghost teachers and the ghost of Jim Crow

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From taxpayer-funded ghosts in Philadelphia to a flawed study trying to scare people by invoking the ghost of Jim Crow, it’s been a frighteningly busy week in education.

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OU clears Confucius Institute but some question review

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Education, Free Speech, News, Oklahoma, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The University of Oklahoma completed its review of their Confucius Institute, finding no wrong doing, but a critic of CI questioned the thoroughness of the investigation.

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Were suspicious test scores investigated in Oklahoma?

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Education, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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In 2012, then-Oklahoma State School Superintendent Janet Barresi vowed to look into suspicious test scores in Tulsa and three other school districts – a pattern similar to the cheating scandal in Atlanta, where last week several educators received prison terms for racketeering convictions.

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