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OCPA PERSPECTIVE: GOP Voters Prefer School Choice …

Oklahoma GOP Voters Prefer School Choice Over Same Old, Same Old OCPA Perspective: August 2014 By Patrick B. McGuigan THE UNIONS AND OTHER FOES OF SCHOOL CHOICE ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY Two all-but-sainted gentlemen have stepped up to lead an Oklahoma exodus. Although neither has put it this way, "Let our children go" could be their mantra. These guys believe that in education policy, taxpayer resources should follow children, not bureaucratic dictates. God bless Tulsa businessman Bob…

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  • January 10, 2015

Why In Indiana?

Published on Feb 10, 2009 (2 minutes) Note: Indiana implemented this program in 2009 and launched in 2010. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the DC-based Institute for Justice are releasing a report showing the benefit that a Tax-Credit Scholarship program could bring to the state of Indiana. Here, Friedman President & CEO, Robert Enlow, explains simply why a program like this is good policy.

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  • January 4, 2015

Virginia Scholarships

Published Sep 21, 2011 (6 minutes) This promotional video was made in 2011. Virginia's Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program was enacted in 2012 and launched in 2013. The text accompanying the video is below: All Virginia parents should have the right to pick the best school for their child. Learn about the proposed Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit, which will enable low income children to receive the same educational benefits as students from higher income families through scholarships. Find out what…

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  • January 3, 2015

OCPA PERSPECTIVE: OSF Helping Students Find the Place Where They Learn Best

OSF Helping Students Find the Place Where They Learn Best By Charlie Daniels The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) recently held its annual Parental Choice Symposium in New Orleans—and in Tampa. I was invited to the symposium in my capacity as a board member of the newly formed Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF), which uses contributions creditable against state income tax to provide scholarships to private schools for low-income kids. The symposium convened at Loyola University in New Or-leans. Among the…

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  • January 1, 2015

Claremore Christian School

Claremore Christian School (Ryan Mullins) joined the OSF family this week.  Claremore Christian School has been serving families in northeast Oklahoma since 1984. We received our state accreditation from the International Christian Accrediting Association in 2004 and are a current member of the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship. Our administrators serve as members for peer reviewed accrediting teams to other schools and many of our staff have been honored in the “Who’s Who’s of American Teachers”.  It is the goal…

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  • November 24, 2014

Pakview Adventist Jumps On Board!

Parkview Adventist Academy (Tevita Tameifuna) in Oklahoma City joined the OSF today.  Parkview Adventist Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.  Parkview Adventist Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in…

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  • November 19, 2014

Tulsa Adventist Joins!

Tulsa Adventist Academy (Mark Griffin) joined the OSF this week.  Tulsa Adventist Academy is a private Christian school conveniently located between midtown and down town just off of 11th St. Tulsa Adventist Academy has a nearly 100 year history of offering quality Christian education to Tulsa's kids. We accept students of all faiths who want an advanced academic program in a setting that exemplifies and promotes a Christian life-style.  Tulsa Adventist Academy is a fully accredited junior academy serving grades PK-10.  Tulsa Adventist…

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  • November 19, 2014

Western Oklahoma Christian School Joins!

Western Oklahoma Christian School (Joanie Quiring) based in Clinton joined the OSF this week. The mission of Western Oklahoma Christian School is to provide a Bible-based elementary education for the children of Christian families in order that each student have the opportunity to grow spiritually strong and scholastically sound.  The core values of Western Oklahoma Christian School are based on a God-centered view that all truth is God’s Truth and that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative…

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  • November 7, 2014

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program.

Wall Street Journal  |   OPINION How I Learned Not to Hate School Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program saved me. So why are teachers trying to kill it? By DENISHA MERRIWEATHER Oct. 22, 2014 7:07 p.m. ET By the time I was in the fourth grade, I had been held back twice, disliked school, and honestly believed I’d end up a high-school dropout. Instead, three months ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in interdisciplinary social…

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  • November 6, 2014

Welcome, Life Christian Academy!

Life Christian Academy (Rodney Burchett) based in Choctaw signed up to be a member of the OSF last week.  Life Christian Academy is an interdenominational, co-educational day school, which offers Christian families a challenging curriculum integrated within Biblical principles. To this end, the school purposes to train students to be spiritually strong, academically sound, and physically disciplined in order to affect our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Life Christian Academy’s motto is “developing the whole person: spirit, mind, and body.”…

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  • November 3, 2014