WHAT THE OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN PARTY
We support parental access to examine and evaluate alleducational, assessment, psychological, medical, physical, andall other records pertaining to their children. Before anyphysical or mental screening, active parental consent must beobtained. Pg 11 number 6Student participation in any program or counseling should bebased upon prior written parental consent, without repercussion(opt in vs. opt out). Notification to parents should be clear,simple, and descriptive. Pg 11, number 7We oppose the imposition of national curricula, testing, teachercertification, Common Core State Standards, and federally
mandated programs such as “No Child Left Behind” or “Race ToThe Top”. Pg 12 number 2
Funding of School-to-Work in any form should be eliminated.Individuals should have the right to choose their own educationand career. We oppose any tracking system, which presumes toknow what is best for the individual and economy orpredetermine the occupations of students. Pg 11 number 2We support curriculum that promotes national sovereignty andopposes one-world
government and global citizenship, such asthe International Baccalaureate (IB). pg 12 number 10Funding of School-to-Work in any form should be eliminated.Individuals should have the right to choose their own educationand career. We oppose any tracking system, which presumes toknow what is best for the individual and economy orpredetermine the occupations of students. Pg 11 number 2
ABOUTEDUCATION IN OKLAHOMA
Century Skills Successful Living Act. Allows schools to develop counseling programs for students.
ROPE asked to have “with parental permission” placed in the
bill. The author told us she would include it
she did NOT.SB 206 Senator John Ford, Representative Ann Coody; Creatingthe P20 Task Force,
to study the ability of the state to track school records of Oklahoma students through the StateLongitudinal Data Base.SB222,Senator Clark Jolley; Creating the P20 Council; Createsthe Council which oversees the collection of data from publicschool students (in order to prepare them for graduation,college and the workforce) and shares it with other entitieswithout express consent of the parents.SB2033,Senator Glenn Coffee, Clark Jolley, John Ford
created various pieces of legislation necessary to file for a RaceTo The Top Grant
including COMMON CORE STATESTANDARDS, Teacher Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System(TLE)HB1456,Lee Denney; Creates the A-F grading system, thebackbone of the NCLB waiver.SB1797,Clark Jolley and HB2762, Lee Denney; Creating theCommission for Education Quality and Accountability. Creatingone larger commission from several smaller ones that hadalready been put in place by SB2033; fulfilled many of therequirements necessary to extend the NCLB waiver anotheryear. First draft mentions Common Core associated nationaltests, PARCC.