Across the country, state legislatures are challenging the traditional public education model. And in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin is looking to Sooner State lawmakers to bring Education Savings Accounts to students and parents.

Education Savings Accounts, also known as ESAs, redirect the portion of funding normally spent on a student into a separate account accessible to parents.

So far, five states have enacted Education Savings Accounts, and Fallin, a Republican, is hoping her state will be the next.

Fallin talked to The Daily Signal about why she has decided to back this new approach to education.