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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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
States spent about $38 million last year fighting tobacco addiction, and tobacco use costs the economy $289 billion a year in medical costs and lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Read More →
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
It’s a bill that Sharks and the Jets would love.
State Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, introduced legislation that is perfect for the gangs in “West Side Story” because it legalizes carrying switchblade knives. But under Senate Bill 198, daggers, Bowie knives and sword canes would still have to stay home.
And a bill by […]
Oklahoma taxpayers, who have a $600 million state budget hole to fill, are funding museums to late humorist Will Rogers and a massive gun collection, a space development authority and staffing a Native American museum scheduled to open in 2017 — but only if it can get millions more in funding.Read More →