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We Have Local Control Over our Schools, or Do We?

Analysis: I am a big fan of local control.  I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I want local control over my business, my city and the school district that serves my city where I own several properties.  More than control I want my business, my city and the school system that serves my city to be successful.

As far as I know the Tulsa Public School system (TPS) has always been controlled by people who reside in Tulsa.  Therefore, TPS has had and currently has local control.

In my view there are three methods of local control for a school district.  The first is what I will call superintendent control, the second is school board control and the third is parental and citizen control.

There is something positive to be said for each of these. 

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Lawmaker’s smear campaign fails

In a news release today the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) praises an Oklahoma court that “has ordered the expungement of bogus victim protective orders sought by a legislator’s wife while the lawmaker was in a tough reelection campaign.”

Tulsa Today covered the incident July 9 in detail, click here for more. The issue of bogus protective orders remains a concern for courts and for many citizens in Oklahoma.

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Politics in pandemic

Analysis: In an exclusive interview with Tulsa Today State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Oklahoma’s 2020 candidate filing period for federal, state, legislative and county offices will begin April 8 as scheduled. It’s a tight schedule. “The Governor and Legislature could eliminate the primary run-off to make it a winner-take-all, but final ballots must […]
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