(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Oklahoma joined Maine, Vermont, Wisconsin, Ohio, Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Utah, Georgia, Iowa, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Indiana in the states with private school choice programs when Governor Brad Henry signed the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Act.
Governor Henry became either the second, third or maybe fourth Democratic Governor to create a new private school choice law with his signature. I lost count after Janet Napolitano became the first in 2006. In past the past couple of weeks, Democrats have passed a major teacher quality bill in Colorado, lifted the charter school cap in New York and now signed a voucher bill into law. The alliance between sincere progressives and K-12 reactionaries continues to bend if not yet break.
It is a fascinating time to be working in K-12 reform.