Oklahoma House Bill 3393 has become the wedge that may begin to show the true nature of the public school system, school superintendents, school boards and the teacher’s union.
This particular bill has the intention of helping certain students to improve their learning conditions by allowing their parents to receive state money to help pay tuition when they choose to place the student in a private school.
The problem for the public school system is that if the money is allowed to help the student in a private school, the public school won’t be able to get their hands on that money.
However, Broken Arrow, Union, Bixby and Jenks have decided this state bill is unconstiutuional and will not comply with it. Tonight Tulsa Public Schools is sure to join the defiance.
How many times has Oklahoma been told by the Teacher’s Unions to vote for every bill that comes along and increases state taxes? How many times have school boards told voters to pass bond issues? What reason was given by the education community to pass the state lottery? Each and every time the purpose of bigger government and higher taxes is said to be “To help the children!!”
However, now that there is a state law to empower parents to help their children in an educational environment, the public school system has chosen to be in open defiance.
The public school system is finally beginning to tell the truth and become a little more transparent. The educators are beginning to reveal their true nature … IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. And the public school system does not want to miss out on ANY of it, now or in the future.
The big question for the future of our children… will voters remember the dirty little secret of educators and begin to say “no” to the lies when being told a new bill, a new bond issue, a new tax is “for the children?” The only hope for true education of our children is less government involvement and more choices for parents.
Maybe we will get lucky and the public school system will continue in their new transparency campaign with a result of actual education reform and improvement in Oklahoma.