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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bill Threatens Academic Freedom

from Kurt Hochenauer's Okie funk:

College Tenure Under Fire In Oklahoma

Sun, 01/29/2012

A bill that could abolish tenure and threaten academic freedom at state college campuses has been introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature.

State Rep. Corey Holland, a Republican from Marlow, has introduced House Bill 2598, an approximately four-page measure that, if approved, would put professors and administrative staff on an annual contract system. The bill states that “ . . . on or after July 1, 2013, no administrative or instructional personnel may be awarded tenure, a multiyear contract, or a continuing contract . . .” College presidents would be exempted from the measure.

The bill also states:
Tenure, a multiyear contract, or a continuing contract in effect prior to July 1, 2013, may not be renewed, extended, or readopted. Administrative and instructional personnel without an annual contract are eligible to be awarded an annual contract pursuant to paragraph 3 of this subsection . . .

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Do Pawns Even Care?

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FallinFAIL reports, "Mary Fallin's Family Values Hurt Oklahoma Children."

"Governor Mary Fallin and Insurance Commissioner John Doak created and signed an emergency rule (365:10-1-15) eliminating birth as a "qualifying event" for individual healthcare coverage." Says the Oklahoma Democratic Party in a press release.

"She claims to be pro-life and in one single moment she puts the life of every single newborn in danger and every family into potential a member of the clergy, I find her actions immoral," ODP Vice Chair Dana Orwig stated.

This issue is discussed at: DemoOkie.

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