Thursday, June 2, 2016

A giant missed opportunity

In the last six years, Oklahoma's Republican political leaders "had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape our state," writes law professor Andrew Spiropouos. "And they squandered it."
Now, it’s not fair to say they made no progress at all. We can say, though, that they repeatedly started down the path of reform, but as soon as they encountered the inevitable resistance from the remnants of the reactionary Democratic establishment, ensconced in the state judiciary, public higher education, and the common education bureaucracy, they lost their nerve. ... They enacted a small scholarship program for disabled students, but refused, despite the extraordinary results achieved by that program, to expand school choice to help the thousands of Oklahoma families whose educational needs are equally desperate and unmet. 
Read the whole thing here.

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