April 06, 2012

News You Can Use

  • Here's some really good news on this Good Friday.
  • Law professor Andrew Spiropoulos, OCPA's Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow, says this is no time to go wobbly on Oklahoma tax cuts -- and visitors from Missouri and Kansas agree.
  • 12 percent of U.S. millionaires are educators (that's more than entrepreneurs, business owners, or executives). 
  • Jenks superintendent Kirby Lehman earns a quarter-million dollars a year to oversee a school district which was recently placed on the federal needs-improvement list.
  • 2,086 people in Oklahoma's higher-education system are paid six-figure salaries. For example, the president of Cameron University, a four-year university from which only 5.4% of the students graduate in four years, was paid a third of a million dollars in 2010.
  • The new face of public education: "It's not public or private. It's not liberal or conservative. It's pragmatic."
  • Jack Henry's KD free throw:


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