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Getting it radically wrong


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Adam Soltani
I recently received a call from a parent in northeast Oklahoma concerned about a History Channel video titled Conspiracy: Oklahoma City Bombing that was shown in her child’s Oklahoma history classroom at Jenks Freshman Academy.
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Translating growth into opportunity


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David Castillo
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz in Oklahoma about all things Hispanic, and not all positive.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Science, math can empower girls


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Deja Kirk

Great changes come from one of the simplest forms of language: A sentence. A humble combination of subject and verb can make a difference in the world.

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Education for the people


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John Thompson
The victories of Republican State Superintendent candidate Joy Hofmeister and the two Democrats, John Cox and Freda Deskin, are a part of the grassroots revolt by liberals and conservatives against test-driven, market-driven school “reform.”
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The college investment


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Kurt Hochenauer
The evidence is increasingly clear that Oklahoma can improve its standard of living and quality of life by investing in higher education and encouraging its residents to attend college.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Who’s on our planet’s side?


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David Ocamb
This legislative session, more than any other session in Oklahoma’s history, the environment was under constant attack by well-funded and organized corporate lobbyists and radical right special interests.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Suggested reading — for everyone


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Carly Putnam
In the waning hours of the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma legislative session, in the midst of the debate over Oklahoma’s education standards, Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, used a passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as an example of the “evils” of Common Core.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sex registry law needs overhaul


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David Slane
In 2007, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved a new law that required all sex offenders be classified under a three-tier system that placed offenders in a specific category depending on the nature of the sex crime.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Public schools need improvement now


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John Thompson

School “reform” is a legacy of “liberal PTSD from losing the War on Poverty.”

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kevin Durant is an American role model


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Brandon Buckner
It is important to expand our dialogue about Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant, who recently was awarded the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hold elected officials accountable


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Adam Soltani
According to the website for the United States Senate, “Upon taking office, senators-elect must swear or affirm that they will ‘support and defend the Constitution.’” Our elected officials are not only voted upon by people within our state to represent Oklahoma but are also expected to protect and defend rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oklahoma’s mean Jesus


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Robin Meyers
After three decades of ministry in Oklahoma City, the land of my birth and the home of so many resilient, creative and wonderful people, I have come to the conclusion that despite all our loving up on Jesus, we are not very religious.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Immigrants’ actions prove worth


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Neomi Jimenez
Congress must reform America’s immigration laws to restore the dream of our founding fathers: A nation that welcomes new citizens and treats them as the valuable resource they are.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fracking fracas


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Kurt Hochenauer
In 1897, an oil gusher called the Nellie Johnstone No. 1 on land near Bartlesville ushered in a commercial age of fossil fuel discovery that still thrives in Oklahoma today.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Never let us forget


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Adam Soltani
It was one year ago that tragedy struck Boston as innocent lives were lost and others injured during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
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