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Meet OK Policy: Damion Shade, Criminal Justice Policy Analyst

Kris Steele, the Director of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, likes to say "There's no such thing as a spare Oklahoman." Honestly, that sentiment helps drag me out of bed many mornings.

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Trump Administration reaches right decision for wrong reasons on partial Medicaid expansion (Guest Post: Jessica Schubel)

The Administration’s decision to deny enhanced federal funding for partial expansion will protect coverage for millions of people who have it. It should also spur more states that have been considering partial expansion or other alternatives, such as Georgia and Oklahoma, to move forward with full expansion instead.

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Standardized tests fail the test (Capitol Update)

Giving whole schools performance evaluations and comparing them based on a standardized testing regime, regardless of the situations in the lives of the students, their parents, or the community, has become the norm... The result is standardized curricula forced on teachers, regardless of the needs of their students and teaching to the test as a matter of self-defense. No wonder teachers are in short supply.

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