Oklahoma charter school expansion bill moves on for Governor’s signature
The Oklahoma Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, celebrates the movement on Senate Bill 782, legislation to expand public charter schools across the state of Oklahoma. Today the bill passed the State Senate with a strong majority, and now moves on to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed.
“Oklahoma continues to move forward by empowering parents to choose the best educational environment for their children,” said Betsy DeVos, Chairman of the American Federation for Children. “Expanding charter schools statewide is another step in providing Oklahoma families greater educational choice and Oklahoma’s children greater educational opportunity.”
SB 782 expands public charter schools to every school district in the state of Oklahoma. Currently charter schools are only located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The bill also removes caps for charters and creates accountability measures for schools that may be failing.
American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.