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School Choice Supporters Rally At Capitol

Feb 11, 2015

State Rep. John Paul Jordan (R-OKC)
Credit okhouse.gov

Hundreds of students and parents for school choice in Oklahoma are packing the halls of the Capitol and urging the Oklahoma Legislature to provide more opportunities for charter schools in the state.

A large crowd rallied on the south steps of the building Wednesday before coming inside to eat lunch and visit with their lawmakers.

The group is endorsing a bill by Yukon Rep. John Paul Jordan that is designed to give broader authority and access to charter schools. Other school-choice bills introduced in the Legislature this year would allow some public money to be used to pay private school tuition.

The group also is opposing a measure to provide more oversight and requirements of charter schools.

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