This afternoon the Oklahoma Senate Appropriations Committee will consider House Bill 3393, which provides school vouchers to students with disabilities (such as Down syndrome or autism). New polling data show strong support for the idea: likely Oklahoma voters favor school choice for special-needs kids by a margin of 55 percent to 39 percent. The margin is 54 percent to 39 percent among self-identified Republicans.
However, at least one Republican is in the minority. According to the Enid News and Eagle, Shawn Hime, a candidate for state school superintendent, opposes school vouchers.