“Thanks to HB 3399, politicians can now not only reject English and math standards, but personally rewrite them. Careful analysis and review is unlikely at that point. Now, lawmakers who sometimes don’t bother to read the bills they vote on may soon write standards that determine how – or if – Oklahoma children will be taught to read and do arithmetic. That’s cause for alarm, not a reason to celebrate.”
- The Oklahoman Editorial Board, on the law that revokes Common Core standards in Oklahoma (Source: http://bit.ly/1mU2w7C)
“We can no longer sit at the banks of the courthouse steps waiting for prosperity and normalcy to come to us. Though we are separate in our respective branches of government, all of us are tied together by the shared thread of public service and united by a common vision, and that is the administration of justice.”
- Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Tom Colbert, in a speech warning Oklahoma judges that several proposed bills in the Legislature could have had a “lethal and devastating” effect on Oklahoma’s judiciary (Source: http://bit.ly/1jA1qhI)
“It’s tragic that you can move 21 million pounds of food out into these communities and it’s still not enough.”
- Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. She said the food bank distributed a record amount of food but is still not meeting the full need (Source: http://bit.ly/1oXNptm).
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