Inconsistencies apparent in Oklahoma schools' private funds policy

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: June 26, 2012

These same schools also have the legal authority to contract with private schools to provide services to children with special needs — the same schools that scholarship recipients might use. Some districts have done just that. So if a public school directs money to a private school, even a religious one, that's fine and dandy. But give a parent the chance to do the same thing for the same reason, and school administrators proclaim it a constitutional crisis.

We don't have a problem with private citizens supporting local schools. We're fans of the Lindsey Nicole Henry law. Both could benefit students.

But we are tired of double standards from school administrators and their “heads I win, tails you lose” approach to needy children.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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