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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Americans for Prosperity-Oklahoma (AFP-OK) today released a statement applauding the historic steps taken by the Legislature to ensure more students and their families can receive an education that fits their unique needs.
Another provision aims to make Oklahoma the most military family-friendly education system in the U.S. by allowing the children of active duty military the opportunity to enroll in any school district that meets their needs.
Earlier this month, the grassroots group launched a media blitz to thank House members for their leadership in passing these pivotal reforms and encouraged others their colleagues to swiftly pass these priority bills before the end of the 2021 legislative session. The campaign included targeted direct mail and digital advertisements in districts of key policymakers. Following today’s votes, AFP-OK will continue their thank you efforts and drop additional mail and digital advertisements for key members of the Senate who showed principled leadership on these issues.
AFP-OK State Director John Tidwell issued the following statement:
“Today’s votes are truly historic reforms. The improvements that Oklahoma students and families will realize from SB783 and HB2078 are the most important education reforms we’ve seen in a decade.
“HB2078 will reform the way we equitably fund schools and will allow schools to be funded in real time, versus funding students who were in the classroom 3 years ago.
“SB783 will help families better engage with their neighborhood schools and ensure that students are finally given the best opportunities to learn based on their interests and what’s best for their family — not just based on their ZIP code.”
For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161.