Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oklahoma GOP voters (and their nominee for state superintendent) support educational choice

In this column in the Edmond Sun, I review some of the data from a recent Tarrance Group survey which finds that GOP voters in Oklahoma strongly support private-school choice.
Interestingly, the Tarrance survey found that those voters backing Joy Hofmeister for state school superintendent favor educational choice by a wide margin (69 percent favor, while only 25 percent oppose).

Hofmeister supporters favor the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships (72 percent to 20 percent), the Equal Opportunity tax-credit scholarships (68 percent to 21 percent), and Education Savings Accounts (57 percent to 33 percent). At a July 17 meeting of the Muskogee County Republicans and Conservatives Club, Hofmeister told Jamison Faught, editor of, that she supports all three of those educational-choice mechanisms.

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