K-12 Public Education

The 1889 Institute has policy recommendations on educational issues ranging from how schools are funded to what students are taught.


Curriculum is a source of conflict and debate in public education as the federal government attempts to assert its influence, cultural conflicts arise, and debates rage over what truly constitutes excellence.

Educational Choice

Educational Choice encompasses a wide range of options beyond the traditional education monopoly of forcing children to attend schools according to where they live including: open enrollment, charter schools, education savings accounts, tax credit scholarships, and vouchers.

Education's Future

Education’s Future involves technology used to customize the education experience for each and every student.

Education Regulation

Education Regulation includes the rules and regulations, statutory and bureaucratic, imposed on public schools of all types, including charter schools, private schools, and other educational alternatives.

Education Finance

Public Education Finance in Oklahoma is a confusing and contentious issue. A better understanding of school finance is necessary for progress in education reform.


Teachers are impacted by many issues, including union membership, teacher pay, an alleged shortage of teachers in Oklahoma, certification/preparation, and federal requirements/mandates.