Whereas, ensuring that Oklahoma has a well-educated public is of great importance to our state’s leaders; and
Whereas, all children should have access to an education which prepares them to be successful in private life and equips them for civic responsibility; and
Whereas, Oklahoma has a multitude of high-quality traditional public schools, charter schools, virtual schools, CareerTech schools, private and religious schools, home schools, and more; and
Whereas, these schools have many excellent teachers who are committed to educating children; and
Whereas, the vital cause of parental choice and empowerment is one that transcends ideology and political party affiliation; and
Whereas, research demonstrates conclusively that providing children with multiple schooling options improves academic performance;
Now, therefore, I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do hereby proclaim the week of January 26 through February 1, 2014 as
“Oklahoma School Choice Week”
In the State of Oklahoma.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Oklahoma governor proclaims 'School Choice Week'
For the third year in a row, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has recognized National School Choice Week in Oklahoma. Here's the text of her proclamation: