Episode 41 – Dallas has been willing to engage in the regular push and pull of social media squabbles over education politics in Oklahoma. His blog “Blue Cereal Education” has often made the thick-skinned teacher a lightning rod of criticism. But the intensity of criticism of bloggers like him increased when a group of teachers and a few parents have pushed particular candidates for public office, offending some who think that teachers should stay in the political background.
“Oklaed” has become a rally hash tag for many different people and groups who support public and publicly funded education in Oklahoma. Starting out as a joke, “Fierce women of Oklaed” turned into a social gathering of like-minded teachers and administrators from around the state. These are a few interviews that I caught on that first evening they met at The Mule in Oklahoma City, an always noisy place.