Oklahoma lawmakers' use of 'local control' could rob students
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If you think that outcome unlikely, ask yourself: Which is more likely to be spiked under these proposed laws — athletic programs or academics?
These measures reflect a mindset that says government spending can only increase and savings aren't possible. We expect to hear that from President Barack Obama, but not from supposedly conservative Republicans. Private businesses routinely find ways to lower costs while improving services, allowing reallocation of funds for other uses. Public schools can do the same in tough budget times. Instead, these bills appear likely to encourage accounting games when school officials wish to evade accountability.
Blind trust is no substitute for actual oversight. “Local control” shouldn't be a weapon used to rob children of educational opportunities.
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