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Courageous north Tulsa teacher speaks truth to power in open letter to TPS Board

I argue that what is best for kids will never be a newer renovated building, not the latest curriculum craze, not the most up to date technology, but that we have high quality teachers in every single classroom who believe whole heartedly that our students at Gilcrease can achieve as much as any other student in this school district.


Former Arab student shares experience studying in Tulsa, Okla.   

I still remember being told by my mother, two months prior to my departure to the US: “Son, if you really want to go I can’t stop you, all I ask is for you to come back home with the education you seek and alive! And you must do everything to stay alive. Don’t stay out late; don’t spend time with suspicious people and stay on your campus as much as possible.”

Powerful speakers; councilors vote yes on public hearings

“Mayor Bynum, you said: Thursday was simply a ‘PR stunt’. You think my brother being slaughtered by a killer cop is a PR stunt? You think my parents coming up here, every single week, is a PR stunt? Joshua’s family, Mrs. Harvey said, ‘You think that’s a PR stunt?’ The fact that I would fly back and forth every single month to fight for police reform — you think that was a PR stunt? I was shocked when I heard you say that.” No one could deny that the mayor seemingly felt the cut of Dr. Crutcher’s formidable, public comments.