The Oklahoma Teachers Unions are now beginning their sabotage offensive against the state's best and fastest-growing public education institutions.... the statewide virtual charter schools.
Tomorrow the House Education Committee will likely call for passage of HB1395. It just one more layer of the same oppressive mountain of govt. regulations which now burden our traditional school districts. While no single point of this bill will effectively end charter schools, it will have the same accumulative effect that a snow-laden mountain's avalanche has when the little village in the lower valley is wiped out. Not one single snowflake takes responsibility for any deaths, but gathered together, they bring swift & eminent death.
The unions, administrators, and parents would do well to call for greater deregulation of all schools, so that the education process can be streamlined with 21st century innovations and provide each student a customized public education for about half the cost.
That's what our virtual charter schools already do. And the Epic Charter Schools are the highest paid teachers in the state, earning compensations averaging $64,000 each year.
Urge your lawmakers to begin the process of liberating our administrators from the ridiculous thousands of regulations they now have to comply with. We can have the best teachers in the nation, and pay them the best in the nation, if we would adopt just some of the core operational structure of the virtual public charter schools.
But instead, Rep. Sheila Dills and a whole host of new politicians who are owned by the education unions are determined to take down the charter schools which are humiliating their faculties and enrolling their former students.
Here are just some of the regulations which public school districts have to deal with. Do we want charter schools to also fail under these regulations? Read more about the regulatory strangling of our public schools, from the 1889 Institute.