Posts Tagged:school choice

Tax-credit scholarship program could shape north Tulsa’s future

According to 2017 data from the National Center for Education Statistics, African-American males have the lowest four-year college graduation rate in the country. Crossover officials note obtaining a bachelor’s degree is one of the strongest predictors of economic stability. But in the north Tulsa community surrounding Crossover, just 15.3 percent of residents have a bachelor’s…Read More

Opinion: Universal school choice is needed now more than ever

What social institutions have the most immediate and strongest impact on a child’s development and well-being? According to researchers for the Pew Charitable Trust’s Economic Mobility Project, it’s the child’s family circumstances, with schools ranking as the second-most important factor. In the U.S., family circumstances and schools are closely linked, because most cities and counties…Read More

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…Read More