When Legislators Ignore the Constitution

When Legislators Ignore the Constitution

The State of Oklahoma takes the responsibility of educating all children seriously, as well as providing adequate funding for that purpose. Sounds straightforward, but is it? The Oklahoma State Constitution reads, “Provisions shall be made for the establishment and...

How to Provide the Best Education Possible

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced his plans to push for education reform in 2015. His intentions may be noble, but his use of tired clichés that perpetuate negative narratives is not. Cuomo claimed in a letter to the state’s education leaders that he...

Blaming Our Schools Doesn’t Solve Problems

I am a product of small-town public schools. As the battles rage over what is wrong with our schools and what makes for a good teacher, I think much can be learned from studying my hometown. Woodruff, S.C., is a small, cotton mill town in the Piedmont region. In my...

Texas Pastor Honored for Support of Public Schools

A Houston school district recently honored a Baptist pastor in large part for his support of a pastoral letter supporting public education issued this spring by the Baptist Center for Ethics. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District presented Ed Hogan, senior...