Oklahoma Federation for Children Salutes Education Reform Progress
OKLAHOMA CHARTER BILL PASSES THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE
ESA BILL TO BE WORKED ON IN INTERIM SESSION
Oklahoma City, OK (March 11, 2015) – The Oklahoma Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, applauds legislators who supported a bill expanding public charter schools statewide. OFC also praised the decision to continue to work on an innovative education savings account (ESA) program in the interim session.
“Oklahoma legislators have shown their commitment to children in the state, and each and every year are passing bills to create even more educational options for Oklahoma families,” said Jabar Shumate, state director for the Oklahoma Federation for Children. “We are thrilled that charters will be able to expand throughout the state to provide even more parents the opportunity to choose a learning environment that best suits their child’s needs.”
“We are committed to working with legislators and educational choice champions, like Sen. Clark Jolley, to create an education savings account program during the 2016 legislative session,” added Shumate.
A recent poll of Republican primary voters conducted by the Tarrance Group shows that educational choice is popular in Oklahoma.” Seventy percent of those surveyed support school choice and 64 percent favor the idea of education savings accounts in the state. For more on the poll, visit: http://bit.ly/1C7pgHw.
The Oklahoma Federation for Children is chaired by Bob Sullivan of Tulsa and Russell Perry of Oklahoma City. The OK Federation for Children works to increase the array and quality of K-12 educational options available to Oklahoma’s children.
The Oklahoma Federation for Children is a state-based project of the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice.