Educational choice refers to any policy that allows parents to choose the safest and best schools for their children, whether those schools are government-operated or privately operated. Oklahoma — which is among the nation's parental-choice leaders — is fortunate to have many forms of choice: public-school choice, charter schools, magnet and specialty schools, online schools, tax-credit scholarships, special-needs scholarships, a thriving homeschool sector, and more. As former Democratic state Superintendent Sandy Garrett once observed, "School choice is a reality, and we should just get used to it."
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