Monday, February 14, 2011

School choice for foster kids

The Oklahoman reports today that foster-parent recruitment in Oklahoma isn't keeping up with the great need in the state. The story notes that some foster parents get a clothing voucher for children. Why don't we consider giving them a school voucher as well? (Arizona does something similar.)

Interestingly, Gov. Mary Fallin, while in Congress, co-sponsored the "School Choice for Foster Kids Act," a bill which would authorize states to provide vouchers to foster kids to cover tuition costs at private schools. Oklahoma state legislators should send Gov. Fallin a bill like that in 2011.

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