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Open all schools now!

“Vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during a White House COVID-19 briefing Wednesday.

“I want to be very clear,” Walensky said. “Yes, ACIP has put teachers in the 1b category, the category of essential workers.  But I also want to be clear that there is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely.”

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Gov. Stitt: 2021 State Of The State

Video: Governor Kevin Stitt yesterday delivered the 2021 State of the State address in the State House chamber, focusing on response to the historic COVID-19 pandemic, support for Oklahoma schools and teachers, economic growth and a continued focus on improving transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.

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OK Data Privacy legislation filed

Legislation to address concerns over data privacy and data manipulation was filed today for the 58th Legislative Session. 

The Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act, House Bill 1602, would require internet technology companies to obtain explicit permission to collect and sell personal data. 

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No apolitical classroom

A new Prager University video warns of what is happening in the Tulsa Public School System and many others. The introduction notes: “The three R’s – reading, writing, and arithmetic – have taken a back seat to a fourth. R. Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains what that fourth R is, and why it’s so destructive.”

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OK Democrats seek removal of gender language

Democratic members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives called for elimination of gender-specific language in the House’s operating rules during that chamber’s organizational meeting on Tuesday.

Rep. Mauree Turner, D-Oklahoma City, authored the gender-language amendment to House Resolution 1001, saying it is part of an effort to make Oklahoma “an equitable” and “truly representative” state.

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