Education: Odd Oklahoma

Oklahomans are hardened to school scandals. Two former Oklahoma City School Board officials were sentenced to prison, Treasurer Ray Scruggs for stealing some $500,000 of school money, Attorney Frank Wilkins (now out on bond while his conviction is appealed) for taking bribes in connection with sale of oil royalties on school property. Last summer a grand jury recommended the ouster of all nine members of Oklahoma City's School Board, charging, among other things, that the board had failed to take sealed competitive bids for extermination of termites infesting a school building. Unflustered by this...

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