Monday, February 20, 2017
Oklahoma committee approves public funds to be diverted to private schools - WTF?
In a string of brain-dead, head-up-ass actions, Oklahoma State Representative Rob Standridge (Republican, gasp.) pushed a bill that would allow public funds to go to private schools. It passed the Senate Education Committee by a vote of 8-7, and now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee. At a time when the education system is in shambles, teachers' salaries are at the poverty level and educators are fleeing the state like rats off a burning ship, Standridge has the audacity to pull a stunt like this. An amendment limits the bill to Oklahoma, Tulsa and Cleveland counties, but a majority of students rely on public education.
It follows years of Oklahoma politicians trying to keep the constiuents uneducated.