In her nationally syndicated Scripps Howard column today ('Profiles in education courage'), Star Parker writes that at a recent speaking engagement for OCPA, she "discovered a couple of real heroes. ... The heroes here are two black Democrats -- Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre and Rep. Jabar Shumate. Going against the grain of their party, and against the Oklahoma union and public-school establishments, these brave souls are championing this initiative [the New Hope Scholarship Act]."
State Rep. Jabar Shumate (D-Tulsa) introduces Star Parker at an OCPA legislative breakfast April 1 in Oklahoma City.