Sending Tax Dollars from Rural Public Schools to Wealthy Private Schools

Gov. Kevin Stitt has established a disturbing pattern when it comes to the use of public tax dollars for education: he wants to take public tax dollars and send them to private schools instead, despite the fact that 95% of Oklahoma’s children attend public schools.

In his 2022 State of the State address, Stitt made his plan clear, offering thousands of dollars to parents who take their kids out of public schools.

This presents three major problems:

The Republican Speaker of the House has criticized the plan, asking what a kid in Atoka is going to do with a voucher? Only 16 counties in the state offer a K-12 private school.