Former Oklahoma House Speaker Shannon Endorses School Choice

Both Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat have endorsed significant expansion of school-choice opportunity in Oklahoma with Treat filing the most expansive school-choice bill in the nation.

Now a former leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives is joining them, publicly voicing his support for empowering parents.

During a recent public appearance, former House Speaker T.W. Shannon noted that school voucher programs have demonstrated “effectiveness in fixing the public schools.”

“I think that is the answer to fixing the government-run schools,” Shannon said.

He made those comments during a school-choice discussion hosted by the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee that featured Shannon and Kevin McGary, a California resident who founded Every Black Life Matters.

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