Education group pans Stitt's private school funding plan
July 19, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt faced criticism Monday for his decision to spend $10 million in discretionary public funds to pay Oklahoma families to send their children to private schools.
Stitt outlined his plan late last week to allocate about $30 million remaining in the Governor's Emergency Education Relief, or GEER, Fund, which was part of a federal relief package approved by Congress this year.
The first-term Republican governor said $10 million will be allotted to allow 1,500 Oklahoma families to access $6,500 in funds for private-school tuition. The funds would ta...