“The roots of the fiasco are not hard to determine. As in Oklahoma’s northern neighbour, Kansas, deep tax cuts have wrecked the state’s finances.” Four-day school weeks and underpaid teachers are just the tip of the budgetary iceberg. From The Economist: What’s the matter with Oklahoma?

+ What happens when bad policies lead to massive education cuts? 6 Teenage Boys Are Running for Governor of Kansas.

+ Idaho Stripped Climate Change From School Guidelines. Now, It’s a Battle. (It’s the same battle being waged across America. The battle over reality. Related: EPA head Pruitt on the possibility that climate change might be good for you. And the coal lobbyist about to become the EPA’s second in command. )