Oklahoma Approves Nation’s First Religious Charter School

  • Oklahoma approved the first religious charter school in the U.S. on Monday.
  • In a 3-2 vote, The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board approved St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School, a charter school to be funded by taxpayers and run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, on Monday.
  • St. Isidore, named after the patron saint of the internet, will include religious instruction in its curriculum with a mission to “educate the entire child: soul, heart, intellect and body.”
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