School choice refers to any education 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 rapidly becoming a leader among the 50 states -- is fortunate to have many forms of school choice: public-school choice, charter schools, magnet and specialty schools, virtual schools, special-needs scholarships, tax-credit scholarships, a thriving homeschool sector, and more. As former state Superintendent Sandy Garrett once observed, "School choice is a reality, and we should just get used to it. We have a lot of choice already in Oklahoma, but I think we'll have some sort of tax credit or something to let children go wherever their parents want."
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