Considering the Senate Appropriations and Budget Committee is now considering SB 1187, the School District Empowerment Program bill that could deregulate some public schools, this story could not have appeared at a better time.
East Oklahoma City residents concerned charter schools could unfairly target their kids
One proposal would convert as many as six existing public schools into charter schools.
“We feel like as tax payers that’s removing a lot of our children out of an education, keeping them from an education,” said Robin Leake, one of the meeting organizers and concerned East Side citizen.
In spite of residents’ concerns, The Oklahoman Editorial Board is still in favor of the proposed expansion.