KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about some of the more exciting races in the upcoming general election including Governor, Superintendent and Congressional District Five as well as news the Governor has given huge pay raises to her Finance Director and the Secretary of State.
Oklahoma representatives are trying to find a replacement for the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
KOSU's Danniel Parker reports on last week's House Education Committee meeting.
House Bill 3399 made Oklahoma one of ten states not to use Common Core educational standards. A committee led by state rep Ann Coody is helping create a new standard for the state, set to begin in 2016.
Director of Secondary Education for Stillwater Schools Walter Howell says this raises some issues and leaves some teachers in a scramble
Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 1:47 pm
When social norms change, sometimes they change so fast it's hard to keep up.
Only 10 years ago, ballot initiatives opposing gay marriage were helping Republicans win elections. But two weeks ago, when the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage, the response from Republican leaders was deafening silence.
They were so quiet, some wondered whether the culture wars had finally ended with a Republican defeat.
Gary Bauer, a longtime social conservative activist, thinks that's nonsense.
KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Poltical Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the constitutional challenge of a bill to cut Oklahoma's income tax and a delay in executions.
In This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the move by the U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for same sex marriages in Oklahoma.