State Sen. David Holt
This state legislative session, Sen. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, Rep. Jason
Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, and I proposed legislation to give parents a
new tool to affect positive change in their student’s underperforming
school. Senate Bill 1001 would create the Parent Empowerment Act, a
version of a “parent trigger” that has been enacted in at least seven
other states. It passed the Senate, but limited support in the House
means it will be laid over until the 2014 session.