Tuesday, February 22, 2011

School-choice tax credits popular; bill advances

Earlier this year during National School Choice Week, state Superintendent Janet Barresi said one of her top priorities in her first year in office will be "to encourage innovation and choice in Oklahoma's education system by working with Governor Fallin and members of our Legislature on policies like tuition tax credits."

One legislator who has taken the lead on this issue is state Sen. Dan Newberry (R-Tulsa). His scholarship tax credit bill cleared a Senate committee yesterday, and a new SoonerPoll shows that Oklahomans support the idea.

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