Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, a former public school teacher, released the following statement Tuesday following Senate passage of Senate Bill 1080.
“Today, the Oklahoma Senate chose to send more of our public dollars to private schools. Senate Bill 1080 increases funding for the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act, something that the majority of Oklahomans do not support. I am increasingly disappointed the Legislature chooses to ignore the will of their constituents. Handing our tax dollars over to private schools, that have their own sources of revenue and that only a fraction of Oklahoma’s families utilize, is not equitable. The fact is that 90% of Oklahoma’s families choose public schools. That is where our dollars should stay.”
For more information, contact: Sen. Hicks: (405) 521-5543 or Carri.Hicks@oksenate.gov