Quote of the Day 10/14/2013

Private schools are not accountable to taxpayers for the use of public dollars. They do not have public meetings, open records, or publicly elected school boards. They are not required to participate in the state testing program, nor do they receive an A-F letter grade from the state Board of Education. State law requires all of this of public schools in order to account for the use of taxpayer funds.

-Melissa Abdo and Amy Vargus, who both have children in Jenks public schools, explaining why parents sued to prevent taxpayer money going to vouchers for special needs children to attend private schools (Source: http://bit.ly/18dQIoE)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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