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No, But Seriously, How Are the Children?

Teachers have obvious grievances that need to be addressed, but the true victims of American public education are the tiny citizens who come out of a 13-year system with only 5 years of learning, who are disqualified from 4 years of college, who are consigned to a lifetime of reduced income and diminished potential.

Tulsa County Shows Dramatic Decline in Birth Rates for School-Aged Teens

The overall Tulsa County birth rate decreased 9% for teens, aged 15-19 between 2017 and 2018, outpacing the national decrease of only 7%, according to the final 2018 birth data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Tulsa County’s birth rate for school-aged teens, 15-17, decreased by 25% from 2017 to 2018; the birth rate decreased by 4% for older teens, aged 18-19. (Rates are the number of births per 1,000 females of the same age range.)