Category Archives: education

A change is gonna come

April 18, 2016 Sam Cooke’s old song, “A Change Is Gonna Come” is playing in my head these days. Not merely because of the struggles our nation still has with race, but because of the remarkable progress we have made … Continue reading

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Tech Transitions Part 1: Analog to Digital

January 17, 2015 My experience is that my habits lag, sometimes considerably, behind the relentless improvements in technology in which I am immersed. As one of the the long-time experts in computer technology in my school district, I provide a … Continue reading

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Oklahoma is number one – in public school funding cuts!

September 12, 2013 Oklahoma is number one! IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS. Oklahoma voters are to blame. They elected a governor and legislators who have repeatedly cut income taxes even amidst the Great Recession, starving our schools.¬†When are parents going … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, Bartlesville

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 UPDATE: The bond issue passed overwhelmingly by 76% to 24%! Thank you to the many community leaders and volunteers who pulled together to make this happen, and thanks most of all to the voters who turned out … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

April 1, 2011: Oklahoma Governor Fallin’s budget for fiscal year 2011 called for cuts in common education to be limited to 3%. But legislative leaders have indicated that some bond proposals made in Governor Fallin’s budget will not be accepted … Continue reading

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Don’t Cut a Science Teacher at BHS

[UPDATE: On May 17 the superintendent recommended and the board approved retaining the threatened science positions at both the senior high and the mid-high.] I have written to the Board of Education, urging them to not accept the district’s budget … Continue reading

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Henry to the Rescue

Governor Brad Henry rescued Oklahoma schools today by vetoing Senate Bill 834: While local control is an important component of a successful public education system, it is also critical to have rigorous state standards in place to produce the highest … Continue reading

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