Opinion: OEA Attack on ‘Elite’ Kids Is Disappointing

Last week, committees in the Oklahoma House and Senate each advanced legislation to raise the cap on the amount of tax credits that can be issued to those donating to scholarship-granting organizations for needy children.

Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest decried the decision, declaring the program is “benefiting an elite few.” Elite?

That’s an interesting word choice, one that suggests the children who benefit from the scholarship program are the well-heeled offspring of the idle rich. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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