Senators From Oklahoma Want Their Schools To Aim Lower
Yesterday, James Inhofe, James Lankford introduced S. 690 into the U.S. Senate. S. 690 is legislation that would dramatically reduce the ability of the U.S. Department of Education to guide what happens in schools, increasing the ability of state governments to control education.
Will that change be good for students? Not for those that Inhofe and Lankford represent. Both are from Oklahoma, a state with a higher-than-average rate of illiteracy and a lower rate of college graduation than the national average.
If Americans want their schools to perform better, Oklahoma is not a place they can to look to for an example.