Begun as Restore Oklahoma Public Education in 2010, Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment (ROPE) began fighting State Question 744 and has spent the years since, researching, writing and influencing legislation regarding issues related to public education at the local, state and national levels.
ROPE’s early concern over the Common Core State Standards initiative put them in the forefront of the fight against this micromanaged, one size fits all, curricula, but they have also studied and influenced legislation regarding student data collection, civics education and history standards, as well as public education funding, school grade cards and teacher attrition in Oklahoma.
In 2014, after 4 years of concentrated effort, ROPE was gratified to witness the passage of HB3399, repealing the use of Common Core in Oklahoma.
ROPE’s latest legislative effort (2021) has been to assist Senator Shane Jett in his effort to repeal the teaching of tenets affiliated with Critical Race Theory through Senate Bill 803 while researching CRT-related school curricula and Social Emotional Learning.
You can find all of ROPE’s blogs and research at their original blogspot where ROPE has been posting since 2011. It’s a simple site that makes searching any topic in the blog easy.
Today, ROPE continues to seek to equip parents with the information necessary to best champion their individual child’s educational needs and support legislation that empowers parents as the primary authority for their children.
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Education Director/ROPEPAC Chair
Legislative Director/ROPEPAC Vice-Chair
Researcher/ROPEPAC Deputy Treasurer
Homeschool Director/ROPEPAC Secretary
Parental Rights Director/ROPEPAC Board Member
Speaker/ROPEPAC Board Member