Bill restricting foreign charter school staff defeated in committee
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
2/06/13 at 4:02 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill targeting four Oklahoma charter schools because they have hired foreign teachers and administrators failed to win approval in a legislative committee Tuesday.
House Bill 1866 would have required any charter school's five highest paid administrators and its school board members to be American citizens. Failure to comply would have resulted in the loss of state funds.
Members of the House of Representatives Common Education Committee voted 11-5 not to pass the measure.
"This bill sends a negative message that we are against cultural diversity, that perhaps we are a little paranoid about people of a different color and people of a different religion," said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, a committee member who debated against the measure.
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