Pro-Common Core State School Chief Loses Election in Oklahoma

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Pro-Common Core Oklahoma State School Superintendent Janet Barresi lost her primary against challenger Joy Hofmeister who ran on an anti-Common Core platform.  In a three-way Republican primary race Hofmeister won 58% of the vote.  Brian Kelley and Barresi came in at 21%.

News9.com didn’t even mention the Common Core angle, great reporting *snort*.  KJRH doesn’t mention it either.

McAlester News-Capital reported:

“We have a toxic environment, and I think we had a referendum on that tonight. And that referendum says parents need to be encouraged to be engaged, not shut out of the process,” Hofmeister told supporters at the Oklahoma City rally. Her campaign held another rally in Tulsa.

According to supporters, Hofmeister’s victory was fueled by widespread antipathy for both Barresi and the Common Core standards. The Legislature voted to repeal Oklahoma’s endorsement of the national education standards, and Gov. Mary Fallin signed the repeal bill into law earlier this month.

Restore Oklahoma Public Education tweeted this out.

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  1. mkultraisreal says:

    Semantic Deception, so communists think the people creating an environment where the locals control education of their people is “toxic”. Sure the soviets thinks The West is toxic too.

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