Restoring Oklahoma’s Glory Begins With Public Schools

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“The free public school system in Oklahoma is the glory of our State,” according to the Rev. Evan D. Cameron.

Cameron, a Baptist pastor and Oklahoma’s very first State Superintendent of Public Instruction, wrote this in his 1908 report.

Fast forward to April of 2018, when a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon for the first time in a long time that Oklahoma might be plotting a course to restore the glory of an excellent free public school system in the Sooner state.

In spite of chronic underfunding, Oklahoma public schools have been trying to move forward in the 21st century. We should encourage and fund their new and promising initiatives. The one-sizefits-all institution where students enter and exit like a cookie cutter factory are a thing of the past.

 

 

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