A former Oklahoma educator has spoken out about being forced to leave her profession because of a state law that bans certain books.
On Thursday, Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 4388 into law, which allows lottery money to be used to increase teacher pay.
Oklahoma: Parents Would Be Able To Donate Up To $1000 To Their Children’s Teachers Under Proposed Legislation
House Bill 3351 would enable parents to make a tax-deductible contribution of $1,000 per child to their kid's classroom teacher. The tax credit would be 100 percent deductible, but could not exceed $1,000 per kid each taxable year. The Oklahoma Tax Commission would have the ability to adopt the regulations required to manage the program. The organization also would be obliged to provide a procedure for a parent to discreetly make a gift.
The Senate as a whole decided to approve a plan that will assist Oklahoma in addressing its current teacher shortage.
The bill would allow parents to sue teachers for $10,000 "per incident, per individual." The fine would need to be paid by the teacher "from personal resources" and the educator cannot "receive any assistance from individuals or groups" or they'll be fired.