There is a lot wrong with the Oklahoma City Public Schools, but the
blame game is not a solution. OKCPS, largely made up of low-income
students (88 percent), earned a D in the Oklahoma Department of
Education A-F school grading system. But the state also earned a D for
improving outcomes for low-performing students. To serve our children
and help those who struggle, we must stop blaming individuals and
address systemic problems that have stymied all urban school systems.