State School Superintendent Janet Baressi says “yes” to vouchers
when speaking to an out-of-state education reform group.
See the video here, http://choicemedia.tv/2013/10/17/ok-ed-chief-feds-to-reconsider-waiver, in this TMR exclusive on pending education conflicts at the Capitol.
The group, the School Choice Coalition, is funded by the Friedman Foundation.
Vouchers is a curse word to many rural legislators, and unify Democrats and some Republicans who believe it will drain resources from their schools to pay for inner-city private education.
“I think you’re going to be hearing a growing discussion and I’m excited about it, about vouchers,” Baressi said.
“I am a big supporter of all forms of choice in education,” said Baressi.
Baressi talks at length about her support for educational choice.
Sources tell TMR that a loosely-knit coalition has been formed between Democrat and Republican lawmakers to oppose vouchers and other Baressi measures they believe threaten public schools in small towns.