Polls show a lot of opposition to issues championed by evangelical leaders. For those in the faith, this has led to redoubled efforts to maintain influence. Lately, that’s become more political, the column says.
"Unfortunately, today most teachers in Oklahoma will not be able to find their way to a classroom role that pays a livable wage or offers a sustainable work environment," says Rebecca Fine, manager of teacher development and partnerships for the Teaching and Leading Initiative of Oklahoma.
"To build a strong Tulsa that not only retains but recruits educated young people, we really need a strong academic research effort, which will be the key node in an innovation network," says University of Tulsa President Brad Carson, a member of the Tulsa World community advisory board member.