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Native American artist challenges Oklahoma’s right to say who is an Indian

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Federal government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Legislature, National, News, Oklahoma, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by: Pacific Legal Foundation

The Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C., and Sports Illustrated model Kathy Ireland have something in common. Both have displayed the award-winning American Indian artwork of Peggy Fontenot, one of the 1,500 members of the Patawomeck Tribe of Virginia. “It’s history is with Pocahontas, John Smith and Jamestown,” Fontenot, who now lives in California, tells […]

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Morality and money: Criminal justice reform takes a step forward in Oklahoma

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, News, Oklahoma, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

FAILED REHAB: Since its creation in 1994, only three individuals have successfully completed the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital.

It’s wrong. It costs too much. Put those arguments together, and you have a potent political message on criminal justice reform, evidenced by the electoral success of a pair of initiatives in Oklahoma aimed at reducing incarceration rates and reallocating funding to drug treatment programs. Right on Crime state director Andrew Speno characterized his organization’s […]

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Oklahoma voters choose school choice

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Voters chose to support school choice in Oklahoma, heading to the polls in support of educational freedom over those who would maintain the educational status quo.

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Rapid growth defines Oklahoma online school

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma’s largest online charter school has nearly tripled its enrollment in the past three years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. With enrollment currently at 8,500, the school hopes to have 10,000 students by the middle of the school year. “Clearly, we’re providing a quality of service and education that families are enjoying and appreciate, or […]

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Sanders supporters’ ‘Fart-In’ may be all hot air, but delegates won’t be silenced

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  National, News, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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They can’t threaten us anymore. They can’t take my credentials. It’s over tonight. I don’t have to be a good girl any more. I don’t have to take it anymore.”

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Oklahoma moves to shut down virtual charter school

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Education Blog, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma’s Virtual Charter School Board is looking for the first time to shut down one of the schools under its purview. The board voted in May to terminate the contract of ABLE Charter School because of multiple concerns, including financial reporting problems and questions about compliance with the state Open Meeting Act. The school is […]

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