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Governor Stitt Releases Statement on Religious Charter School Lawsuit

Friday, October 20, 2023

Governor Stitt released the following statement concerning Attorney General Gentner Drummond's lawsuit against the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. 

“This lawsuit is a political stunt and runs counter to our Oklahoma values and the law. AG Drummond seems to lack any firm grasp on the constitutional principle of religious freedom and masks his disdain for the Catholics’ pursuit by obsessing over non-existent schools that don’t neatly align with his religious preference. His discriminatory and ignorant comment concerning a potential Muslim charter is a perfect illustration," said Gov. Stitt. "The creation of St. Isidore’s is a win for religious and education freedom in Oklahoma. We want parents to be able to choose the education that is best for their kids, regardless of income. The state shouldn’t stand in the way.”

Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted to approve an application for St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual Charter School. Governor Stitt applauded the approval

Last Modified on Oct 23, 2023
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