For several years running now, I have found myself explaining the law about prayer in public schools -- you've probably received the chain emails (if you're old enough like me) or heard the talk radio host disparaging public schools for "banning prayer." Now an all too commonly shared meme is "No wonder [insert tragic event … Continue reading One Year After Parkland: Perception vs. Reality on Public School Law and Prayer
Dispelling the myth of the single-issue vote, I detail the ways other issues affect the most common single-issue voter focus: abortion. This post also is a plea for the would-be single issue voter to consider all the issues and vote for the person who will best serve our state.
I’m a beneficiary of Oklahoma’s public schools and universities. My last post, “Red Dirt Teacher,” was undoubtedly both inspired by and homage to the teacher with whom I had the pleasure of spending parts of my day in both eighth and ninth grades, Anna Myers. It won’t likely surprise you that the year I was … Continue reading More Educators’ Voices Needed
I was inspired to write (and record) this somewhat rage-filled poem about the Oklahoma teacher shortage last summer. Stay strong, teachers.
This is the sole post I brought over from my old blog. It's more an article than a blog post, but it touches on a lot of our challenges and how we might better approach them.