School Choice Now! is the official blog of the American Federation for Children, the nation's voice for educational choice. We seek to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Data Snapshot: Oklahoma
With the release of the Alliance for School Choice's School
Choice Yearbook 2011-12 (available for download here),
we'll spend the next few days on School Choice Now! highlighting some of the
new data and research it contains.
expanded its special needs voucher program in 2011 and created the state’s
first scholarship tax credit program for corporate and individual donors.
Number of School
Choice Programs: 2
Total Number of
Total Number of
Participating Schools: 40*
only available for the voucher program, as the scholarship tax credit program
has not yet begun.
Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
program was expanded in 2011 to require students to have an Individualized
Education Plan to be in effect at the time of the scholarship request. In addition, the program now waives the prior
year public school attendance for military families.
2011-12 School Year Data Update
Scholarships Awarded: 160
Schools Participating: 40
2011 Expenditures: $1,000,000
Growth in Student Participation
Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships
in 2011, this corporate and individual scholarship tax credit program allows
students from low-income families or children with special needs to receive a
scholarship through an SGO to attend the school of their parents’ choice. The program is set to begin in the 2012-13
and individuals can begin donating to scholarship granting organizations to
begin the Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships.
- American Federation for
Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG