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In The Know: Races for state superintendent, governor draw most candidates

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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Quote of the Day 4/14/2014

“One voice is a but a whisper, but many is a roar. We are encouraging self-advocates, family members and those who support people with developmental disabilities to band together for the cause. We are encouraging people to call and invite their legislators to attend and speak at our rally.”

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56

Number of candidates for the Oklahoma House and Senate who are running unopposed in 2014, out of 126 races.
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board
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Weekly Wonk April 13, 2014

The Weekly Wonk is a summary of Oklahoma Policy Institute’s events, publications, blog posts, and coverage. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In The Know. Click here to subscribe to In The Know.

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Education rallies, then and now (Guest Post: Steve Lewis)

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1989-1991 during the time of HB 1017. He currently practices law in Tulsa.
NOW: The crowd at the Rally for Education, March 31, 2014

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Quote of the Day 4/11/2014

“I would be shocked if she didn’t pass this test. But, she burst into tears and is stressed because she heard of the retention. If she has any trouble, it’s going to be from testing anxiety.
-An Oklahoma mother speaking to Tulsa World editor Ginnie Graham about a high-stakes language arts tests that third graders must pass to advance to the fourth grade (Source: http://bit.ly/Qd35ff)

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113,000

Number of Oklahomans with a serious mental illness or substance abuse disorder who are uninsured.
Source: American Mental Health Counselors Association
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In The Know: Parents and students anxious as third-grade reading tests start

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