Vouchers are once again on the agenda in the Oklahoma legislature. The Senate Education Committee will be hearing SB 560 from Senator Standridge on Monday, February 20th at 9am. Several bills by Senator Loveless, now being called Oklahoma Parental Empowerment Act of 2017 (why the need for constant rebranding?), are in the works as well.
No doubt about it, having DeVos as our Secretary of Education is having a powerful effect on those hungry for vouchers in our state. Contact your legislator and tell them all vouchers do is spread our dwindling education funds thin.
Protecting Our Bacon
Consider this. Which would be cheaper – educating 1000 students in ONE school , or educating them in TEN separate, hundred-student schools, each with its own group of administrative employees and each with its own physical plant and infrastructure?
Isn’t this contradictory to the legislators’ claim that we need to reduce administrative costs by reducing school districts and admin costs in Oklahoma?
Does any school board say: “We’re in serious financial trouble, so let’s take our set of elementary schools and break them into even more elementary schools?”