WHAT THE OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN PARTY SAYS ABOUT EDUCATION

We support parental access to examine and evaluate all educational, assessment, psychological, medical, physical, and all other records pertaining to their children. Before any physical or mental screening, active parental consent must be obtained. Pg 11 number 6 Student participation in any program or counseling should be based upon prior written parental consent, without repercussion (opt in vs. opt out). Notification to parents should be clear, simple, and descriptive. Pg 11, number 7 We oppose the imposition of national curricula, testing, teacher certification, Common Core State Standards, and federally mandated programs such as “No Child Left Behind” or “Race To The 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 education and career. We oppose any tracking system, which presumes to know what is best for the individual and economy or predetermine the occupations of students. Pg 11 number 2 We support curriculum that promotes national sovereignty and opposes one-world government and global citizenship, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). pg 12 number 10 Funding of School-to-Work in any form should be eliminated. Individuals should have the right to choose their own education and career. We oppose any tracking system, which presumes to know what is best for the individual and economy or predetermine the occupations of students. Pg 11 number 2

WHAT REPUBLICANS DO ABOUT EDUCATION IN OKLAHOMA
HB2641, Lee Denney; 21st 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; Creating the P20 Task Force, – to study the ability of the state to track school records of Oklahoma students through the State Longitudinal Data Base. SB222, Senator Clark Jolley; Creating the P20 Council; Creates the Council which oversees the collection of data from public school students (in order to prepare them for graduation, college and the workforce) and shares it with other entities without express consent of the parents. SB2033, Senator Glenn Coffee, Clark Jolley, John Ford – created various pieces of legislation necessary to file for a Race To The Top Grant – including COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS, Teacher Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE) HB1456, Lee Denney; Creates the A-F grading system, the backbone of the NCLB waiver. SB1797, Clark Jolley and HB2762, Lee Denney; Creating the Commission for Education Quality and Accountability. Creating one larger commission from several smaller ones that had already been put in place by SB2033; fulfilled many of the requirements necessary to extend the NCLB waiver another year. First draft mentions Common Core associated national tests, PARCC.

REFERENCE SOURCES
SB206: http://www.scribd.com/doc/79292506/SB-206Creating-the-P-20-Council-Task-Force-House-Floor-Debate HB2641: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93231506/21st-CenturyAfter-School-HB2641 SB222: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61574438/Senate-Bill-222Creating-P20-Council-in-2009 SB2033: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93232739/Sb2033Engrossed-Version-of-School-Reform-Bill A-F Grading – School Improvement Grants – Turnaround Model http://restoreoklahomapubliceducation.blogspot.com/2012/05/g overnor-fallin-and-supterintendent.html SB1797/HB2762 http://restoreokpubliceducation.com/node/730 Also: http://restoreoklahomapubliceducation.blogspot.com/search?up dated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=201204-20T10:33:00-07:00&max-results=21&start=5&by-date=false Approved NCLB Waiver: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/eseaflex/approved-requests/ok.pdf Information on NCLB wavier SLDS” http://ok.gov/sde/newsblog/2011-11-17/nov-17-2011oklahoma-state-board-education-meeting-highlights Also: http://ok.gov/sde/newsblog/2012-01-13/difference-yearmakes P20 Council Meeting minutes 3/15/12: http://www.ou.edu/p20/docs/P20%20minutes%203.2012-DRAFT.pdf

MORE EXAMPLES
Supt. Barresi and Gov. Fallin apply for and receive a No Child Left Behind Waiver though of 15 pieces of community comment included in the waiver, only 5 were FOR. Supt. Barresi and Gov. Fallin apply for and receive 5.6 M dollars in School Improvement Grants to help schools implement the federal program Turnaround as part of the NCLB waiver. Superintendent Barresi and Governor Fallin apply for and DO NOT receive a Race To The Top Early Learning Challenge Grant for pre-school programming. Superintendent Barresi advocates for the International Baccalaureate program here in Oklahoma as a part of the NCLB waiver under ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence - HB2970; Todd Thomsen) and under the A-F grading formula. Pg 13, Approved NCLB waiver “Barresi also told board members that work continues on the state’s student longitudinal data system. The state department is receiving feedback from various people around the state including those in school districts, workforce development and higher education on the type of data needed. Members of the P20 Council are collaborating with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce on a Department of Labor grant application for a longitudinal workforce data system that will connect with educational longitudinal data. P20 Council has applied for and is waiting on the response for several grants including the federal State Longitudinal Data Base grant for P20 data base development.

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