We have high schools in the OKC School District that sit around and play games rather than learn. Teachers need held accountable along with parents to give our students a better education here in Oklahoma. These bills are a giant leap forward after years of the Democrats following the lead of the teacher's union.
Oklahoma has some of the best schools in the Country and some of the worst. The difference between an eduction in the Norman Public School system and say Mid-Del School district about 20 miles north is worlds apart. We are both 6A schools and that is where the similarity ends. While Norman schools expect their students to perform, some of Mid-Del's schools are a bad joke. When we were transferred to Oklahoma, we chose Norman because of the advantages of their public schools over Mid Del and other surrounding districts. Norman has continued to improve the education of students where others are stagnant.
From our Administration, to our teachers, parents, and community they are providing a quality education that I would put up against any public school in the Country. We have educators from all over the Country visit to look at our Fine Arts program in our schools from the All-City Concert by all the bands/orchestras to our own TV channel run by the students. With the University of Oklahoma right here, our elementary schools are taking advantage of the mentoring provided by OU students including the athletes.
These new bills will require all the districts to put students first and sincerely hope that the parents wake-up in some areas and realize how important it is for their children to get a first rate education. From what my son is seeing as an adjunct professor that is not happening with students from some of the school districts in the Oklahoma City area. Some of his students have a lack of a basic English education. Forget the math, their grasp of English is very poor with little to no reading comprehension or writing skills as high school graduates. Ever heard of Walt Whitman? Well most of my son's one class has not.
Very happy to see Governor Bush in Oklahoma promoting education.
Source: The Oklahoman