As educators, we have learned two things over this Spring Break: First, many legislators will listen when we call, write, and show up in droves. Second, monied national interests will fight back through various organizations and certain other legislators. The fight is not over.
Hamilton: School vouchers, revisionist history and a Trojan horse
Petulance on parade can be delicious political theater, but in this case, those who support public schools would be wise to focus on a different portion of Doerflinger’s radio rant: “It’s not over. The parents of the state deserve to have choice and we as Republicans should push the issue.”
The finance secretary’s warning poked a political giant in the eye – the legions of Oklahomans awakening to the GOP’s anti-public education policies (prime example: six years-plus of the nation’s deepest budget cuts despite $100-a-barrel oil).