Survey: 53% removed degree requirements

Intelligent.com, a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has published a survey that examines the practice of eliminating degree requirements on job postings and the rationale behind it. The report explores the value of experience versus education when evaluating candidates. Researchers collected feedback from 1,000 hiring managers across the United States.

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Rural Trans promoted with Tulsa funding?

Editorial: If Oklahoma Conservatives have not already subscribed to V1-SUT Vantage, they should subscribe soon. After a stunning expose on the invasion of “dark money” attacking GOP candidates up for reelection in 2022, V1-SUT has broken news of Trans-Tyranny attack in Bartlesville.

Rural Oklahoma: Is it within community moral standards to conduct crotch grabbing, pelvis grinding sexual enactments in front of children in an open public park at the center of town? Asking for a friend.

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Budget theatre insults voters

When State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters recently unveiled his proposed education budget, critics immediately claimed he was seeking to cut school funding and teacher pay.

Those complaints are a low-budget product of political performance and have no basis in reality.

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Don McLean on Holly and 64th Anniversary

Grammy-award honoree, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean remembers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson – “The Big Bopper” – and the pilot, Roger Peterson on the anniversary of the deadly plane crash just after their concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The fateful day was coined ‘The Day The Music Died’ by Don McLean in his hit “American Pie.” The song was released in 1971 and spent four weeks at No. 1 in 1972. In 2001, thirty years later, the Recording Industry of America named it the fifth greatest song of the 20th century.

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Special interest gators hunting your money

Mike Mazzei with alligator over his shoulder.

“Alligators” lurk in and around the swamp of the Oklahoma State Capitol. It’s that time of year when the special interest predators descend on state government to gobble up as much money and special benefits as possible without regard to performance, accountability, or financial sense.

I recently got close to several alligators in the Everglades National Park. In fact, check out the photo to see the harrowing moment an alligator stalked me from behind. I certainly felt like “alligators” were stalking me during my many years at the Capitol as well.

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