Oklahoman Editorial -- The nation doesn't wait with bated breath each summer to see what the National Education Association and its delegates are up to during the union's annual meeting. But this year's gathering might be one worth following.
Wayne Greene -- On Tuesday we elected a new Legislature, as we do every other year. As in the past, a lot of the winning candidates spent their time talking about improving education in Oklahoma and how tired they are of Oklahoma's perennial last-place standing in all the rankings that count.
Wayne Green -- If passed, State Question 744 would vastly increase the amount of money Oklahoma spends on education. But for every winner in state government, there's usually a loser and one of the ironies of SQ 744 is that some of its biggest losers would be education programs - or at least programs most people think of as education, but that aren't likely to be covered by the SQ 744 bonanza.
Oklahoma Editorial -- Add Burns Hargis and David Boren to the growing and disparate list of those concerned about what passage of State Question 744 would mean for Oklahoma's state budget. In short: It wouldn't be pretty.
Oklahoma Editorial -- In January, Gov. Brad Henry said he had no plans to actively campaign against State Question 744 but wouldn't rule it out in case he needed to speak more publicly should the question appear headed for passage. That day came Tuesday. Henry not only called opposition to the question a "no-brainer" but said he would chair the opposition campaign.
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry says he will serve as honorary chairman of the One Oklahoma Coalition, which opposes passage of State Question 744. First lady Kim Henry, a former schoolteacher, also is against the measure, the governor says.