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Your Story: Aleah Hinson

December 14, 2016 - 9:13am CST

“I was so excited to find out about Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School! I am used to the extra school work at KIPP. They’re a college prep school too, so the extra work and longer school day at Cristo Rey will be no problem for me. That’s what I want. I’ll have to work at a business and also go... READ MORE

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School choice for foster kids

November 28, 2016 - 10:00am CST

Several Oklahoma schoolchildren will have the opportunity on Tuesday to join Governor Mary Fallin at the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on the south steps of the state Capitol, KSWO reports. Moreover, “as part of the governor’s Oklahoma Fosters initiative, foster families and sibling groups, ... READ MORE

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Freedom Flash: Nov. 28

November 28, 2016 - 9:14am CST

OKC Physicians Can Actually Tell You How Much It Will Cost In The Washington Times, OCPA president Jonathan Small lauds some Oklahoma doctors who are not only medical advocates for their patients, but financial advocates as well. Read now >> Nixing Wind Cronyism a Legislative Priority It’s mor... READ MORE

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Northwestern takes action to protect First Amendment rights

November 25, 2016 - 10:10am CST

Free speech is a hot topic these days, especially as it relates to America’s college campuses. To see what I mean, look no further than George Will’s latest column (“Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump.”). The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education... READ MORE

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Freedom Flash: Nov. 21

November 21, 2016 - 9:14am CST

Oklahoma Lawmakers Vindicated on Obamacare, Electoral College After the recent election results, says OCPA president Jonathan Small, it’s now more obvious than ever that Oklahoma lawmakers were wise to refuse the bait on Obamacare Medicaid expansion and to continue supporting the Electoral Colleg... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Policymaking vindication

November 18, 2016 - 8:56am CST

Oklahoma state legislators get a lot of criticism. That goes with the job, but sometimes criticism becomes downright absurd. Consider the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, which earlier this year paid a consultant to collect bad press about the Legislature from national media. It was a cheap shot... READ MORE

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Nearly 4 in 10 Oklahoma teachers would choose private or home schooling for their own children

November 17, 2016 - 11:21am CST

When asked what’s the best educational choice for their own children, one might expect near unanimity from Oklahoma public school teachers. Teachers might favor their own schools not just for reasons of loyalty to one’s employer (Thunder employees don’t cheer for the Warriors), but because they have... READ MORE

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Freedom Flash: Nov. 14

November 14, 2016 - 9:14am CST

Ideas for the 2017 Legislative Session Writing in The Journal Record, OCPA president Jonathan Small says it’s time for state lawmakers to nix wind cronyism, give pay raises to teachers, give spending flexibility to school districts, and give more educational choices to parents. Read now >> Long... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: The roster is set

November 11, 2016 - 8:56am CST

Scouting is done, the draft is over, and the rosters are set. In sports, nobody at this point would think the season is over. And in politics, with the election behind us, this is right where we are. Sure, it helps to have a great bench. But what matters for the Thunder is how players perform durin... READ MORE

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Freedom Flash: Nov. 7

November 7, 2016 - 9:14am CST

Boren Tax Increase Is Bad for Business Increasing Oklahoma’s sales tax from its already-nosebleed levels will create a significant, negative blemish on the state’s business climate, OCPA’s economists write in Perspective. Read now >> Wind-Energy Cronyism Must Stop OCPA president Jonathan Small... READ MORE