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Paranoia strikes deep among some Oklahoma school administrators

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 7, 2012

Even if vouchers were provided to every Oklahoma student and charter schools expanded to every county, state taxes would still fund them all. The alternative school system of Trout's imagination would require taxpayer funding just like the current system. Barresi has also requested a budget increase of $289 million for K-12 schools next year, further undermining Trout's oddball analysis.

Instead of concocting alternative-reality theories to explain away deficiencies, school officials must rise to the challenge and ensure all Oklahoma children get a quality education. Oklahoma schools should develop students' critical thinking skills, not foment “paranoid style” delusions.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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