School Deregulation

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate OKs public school deregulation bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Public schools in Oklahoma could be exempted from various state education requirements under a bill approved in the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate on Friday voted 29-16 for the "Allowing Local Administrators More Options Act." Opponents argued the bill is an attempt to dismantle state laws designed to improve public education in the state. It now heads to the House for consideration.

The bill would allow local school districts to submit a request to the State Department of Education for an exemption from all statutory requirements and rules from which charter schools in the state also are exempt.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.