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A bit of karma


Apparently what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander.

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was disqualified from competing in the Summer Olympic Games for smoking some weed.

Although it is a non-performance enhancing drug, she was flagged and disqualified after a drug test at the Olympic Trials.

But, Russian ice figure skater Kamila Valieva failed a drug test at the Olympics for three different performance enhancing drugs but was allowed to compete.

A couple of falls and a fourth place finish may have been karma.


Here’s a tip of the hat to Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall for quashing the voucher bill introduced in the State Senate by Pro Tempore Greg Treat.

McCall said the voucher bill will not be heard in the House.

The bill, dubbed the “Oklahoma Empowerment Act,” Senate Bill 1647 narrowly advanced from the Senate Education Committee by a vote of 8-7.

The measure now progresses to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the measure would allow taxpayer dollars to follow a student to private school or home school and be used for educational items such as tutoring and transportation.

Opponents, including myself, don’t think it’s right for money set aside for public schools to be used to send students to private schools.

If a parent wants to send their students to a private school, that’s fine.

But they should have to pay the tuition and not expect the taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma to foot the bill.

Same with home schooling.

Those options already exist but at least funds earmarked for public schools are not being tapped.

Public school funding should be used for public schools and spent on students attending public schools like Purcell, Lexington, Washington and Wayne.

Taxpayers pay for their kids to go to public schools not for students to go to private schools.

If parents choose private schools, that’s fine but those parents are the ones who should have to pay, not the taxpayers.


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