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Oklahoma

Oklahoma has 2 private school choice programs.

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    Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships

    Tax-Credit Scholarship

    The Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships program was enacted in 2011 and launched in 2013. The program gives individuals and businesses a 50 percent tax credit for contributions made to nonprofit organizations that provide school scholarships to students who meet the income and/or zoning requirements. Learn more about the program, including funding, eligibility, and regulations, on this page.
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  • 2

    Oklahoma Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    Voucher

    Oklahoma’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities provide students with special needs school vouchers to attend a private school of their parents’ choice. The program was enacted and launched in 2010. Eligible students must have or qualify for an Individualized Education Plan to participate. On this page, you’ll find more information about the program, including funding, eligibility, and legal history.
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BLOG POST

Oklahoma Children with Disabilities Denied Choice to Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constitutional in 2002. Still, that precedent hasn’t stopped groups from challenging, in state courts, parents who use vouchers to choose private religious settings for their children. Indeed, Oklahoma’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Children with Disabilities may not be available to children choosing religious schools for their education, according […]
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RESEARCH REPORT

Oklahoma K–12 and School Choice Survey

The “Oklahoma K-12 & School Choice Survey” project, commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and conducted by Braun Research, Inc. (BRI), measures Oklahoma registered voters’ familiarity and views on a range of K-12 education topics and school choice reforms.

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VIDEO

How School Vouchers Work

How do private school vouchers empower parents to choose the best educational options for individual children? How are these programs funded? And how do they work on the ground? Learn the answers to all these questions and more in this informational video.

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