The notion of an “education big bang” in Oklahoma caught my attention while reading a Facebook thread targeted at teachers.
Tulsa Rep. John Waldron posed a question asking what it would take to keep them on the job or coax them back into the profession.
Several themes emerged: safety, manageable classroom sizes and independence from a growing list of state and district mandates. Pay was mentioned but wasn’t a big part of the discussion.
“I think we need an education ‘big bang,’ a revolutionary series of reforms to draw people back into education,” stated Waldron, a former Booker T. Washington High School educator.
That’s an intriguing approach.
If Oklahoma education is to reach a