The 1889 Institute’s paper, “Baked-In Corruption: The Need to Reform Boards and Commissions,” has spurred a conversation in Oklahoma regarding board memberships. This has been helped by a recent scandal involving the state’s Board of Health, which is dominated by medical doctors. The state’s newspaper of record, The Oklahoman, has had three lead editorials on the issue — two of them explicitly mentioning the 1889 Institute’s work.

Byron Schlomach, 1889 Institute’s director, was recently published in The Hill, authoring “Crony capitalism is just socialism lite.”

The Institute published “Straight Talk on Public Education,” a collection of current and historical facts about Oklahoma’s public education system’s cost and effectiveness as well as a more general history of the current state of American public education.

The Institute is searching for an attorney to fill the position of Legal Fellow.