Dutcher: SB 969 'Most important reform'
|Dutcher: Oklahoma a leader|
in education reform this year
Dutcher's remarks came after the passage of Senate Bill 969, which would provide tax credits to individuals and corporations that donate to charitable scholarship-granting organizations so families of underprivileged students can send their children to the school of their choice.
“There’s no question that Oklahoma is a national leader in education reform this year,” said Dutcher. “Getting rid of trial de novo, ending social promotion after the third grade for kids who can’t read, and requiring an A-F report card for schools are all reforms that have attracted national attention. But the Senate’s action today—throwing a life preserver to low-income kids who need other options—is the most important reform of them all, and puts an exclamation point on Oklahoma’s 2011 efforts.”