Friday, September 3, 2010

Unintended-consequences watch

Previous OCPA articles have drawn attention to Oklahoma's shameful "bounty system," wherein schools are rewarded with extra cash every time they diagnose a student as "disabled." We've reached the point now where some 94,000 Oklahoma children are identified with "disabilities" -- nearly 14 percent of the total student population.

Well, don't look now, but that means 94,000 children are now eligible for scholarships to attend a private school. Whoops!

"Whoever digs a pit will fall into it," the proverb says, "and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling."

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