Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

Public Education
Bill clarifies Oklahoma’s school bathroom gender restrictions

(The Center Square) – Last year Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill that would require students to use the bathroom of their biological sex, and this session they are clarifying… Read More

April 5, 2023
Parental choice bill goes to Oklahoma Senate

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide a tax credit for parents who choose alternatives to public school for their child’s education is moving to the Oklahoma Senate. Read More

February 24, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create statewide charter school board in Oklahoma

(The Center Square) – A bill that would create a single statewide charter school board in Oklahoma passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Currently, there are two charter school… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma GOP education plan raises teacher pay, gives tax credit for private school

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma public schools would get an increase of half a billion dollars in funding and parents would have access to a parental choice tax credit under… Read More

February 17, 2023
Public Education
Committee defers bill that would have made South Dakota school lunches free

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide free school lunches to South Dakota public school students was deferred by lawmakers on the House Education Committee Monday. Read More

February 14, 2023