1889 InstituteEducational Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apparently, legally requiring schools to do what they should have been doing all along constitutes an "unfunded mandate."
Why government guaranteeing a job or minimum income is a bad idea.
"In the USSR, there was simply no reason for anyone to work hard. It was not possible to make more money, to open a business, to invest for profit. If any disposable income materialized (a rare event indeed), there was nothing to buy, certainly nothing of any quality. The best way to live was to engage in tufta (pretend work) and whenever possible steal from your employer, the government. After all, the government shafted you, so why not shaft it back?"
Clearly at least 46% of Amhttp://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/april_2018/46_favor_government_guaranteed_jobs_for_allericans have no clue.
1889 research was featured in May 2 editorial in Oklahoma City's newspaper of record, The Oklahoman.
An excellent article on the collusive health care system in this country.
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The 2018 increase in Oklahoma's education funding will bring Oklahoma real per-student spending to a level only a few hundred dollars below that of 2000, keeping in mind that the 2000 level of spending was more than triple the real spending level of 1960 and nearly double that of 1980.
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Here are some interesting thoughts about the future of higher education given current trends. Whether the big universities like it or not, it will get cheaper and more customized, but there a policies that need to be followed in order to take full advantage.
Of the 21 states below Oklahoma in cost-of-living-adjusted teacher pay, teachers in only one, West Virginia, are striking. Arizona teachers, on average, are paid less than West Virginia's. AZ is seeing the nation's best gains in national student assessments. Arizona teachers aren't striking.
Yet, an Oklahoma teacher strike is increasingly likely, with the official approval of the state's two largest district's school boards. That tells you how much education is valued by supposed educators in Oklahoma.
This reminds the Director of the 1889 Instiute of the Archer County (TX) Hospital while his father was practicing. He performed hip joint replacements, hysterectomies, appendectomies, removed a ton of gall bladders, repaired hernias, delivered babies, etc, etc. The director once personally scrubbed up on a Thanksgiving Day to watch his father open up the belly of a man who'd been shot, sew up two holes in his stomach, pack off a crease in his liver, and run the bowel, which was undamaged.
Unfortunately, the legislature didn't bite, but the 1889 Institute has proposed a modest Education Savings Account plan that would save money for both local school districts as well as the state.
Oklahoma licenses electrologists (permanent hair removal). Should it?
Read 1889 Director, Byron Schlomach's critique of Oklahoma's tax subsidies for renewable energy.
Read 1889 Director, Byron Schlomach's take on Oklahoma's budget process.
See 1889's featured op-ed in "The Oklahoman."