School vouchers: Measure would let Oklahoma tax dollars go to private and home schooling
By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Senate panel passed a bill Monday that would let public education dollars go toward private and home schooling.

Senate Bill 609, the “Oklahoma Education Empowerment Scholarship Act,” passed the Senate Education Committee by a vote of 6-3 and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee.

The author is Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, who calls it a school-choice bill.

But critics say it is a voucher bill.

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