Friday, April 24, 2009

Judge Upholds Oklahoma's Charter School Law

Vowing to appeal a recent judges decision about the constitutionality of the Oklahoma Charter School Act, Doug Mann, attorney for TPS says an appeal is likely. This is a complete waste of taxpayer education dollars by Tulsa Public Schools.

As I have blogged before, the OCSA is constitutional, until a judge rules it's not.

In this case a judge from OKC ruled it is constitutional.

Since 2001 there have been a number of attempts to start some more charter schools in the Tulsa district. All have failed, mainly by the cloud this lawsuit has created in the minds of potential sponsors.

As a result, OKC without a cloud has more than twice the number of charter schools as Tulsa. Tulsa has had three since 2001.

You can read more about it here.

Meaningful public education reform has been thwarted. Every Tulsan has lost out as a consequence. It is amoral to continue to take taxpayer dollars to fund a system that is incapable of reforming itself.

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