March 02, 2012

News You Can Use

  • Jenks superintendent Kirby Lehman, who earns a quarter-million dollars a year to oversee a school district which was recently placed on the federal needs-improvement list, believes the current public-education system is "the basic foundation of our democratic republic." He is incorrect.
  • The Catholic nun who is one of Obamacare's key promoters earns nearly $1 million a year.
  • Only 1 in 10 Oklahomans is liberal.
  • Oklahoma's most powerful labor union wants to increase teacher salaries $2,000 -- even for teachers who are mediocre, poor, or incompetent.
  • On behalf of its more than 4,700 members in Oklahoma, the National Taxpayers Union is urging Oklahoma lawmakers to phase out the state income tax. 
  • Business leaders say higher education is hampering economic growth.
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recognizes the "fundamental right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children." 
  • The hidden health risks of having an abortion. 
  • What the research says about school choice.
  • Liberals cheer when four young children are left without a father. 

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