Oklahoma school districts are having trouble finding teachers.
Oklahoma City school superintendent Robert Neu said the governor’s decision to repeal Common Core standards put the district in a “real difficult position.”
The victories of Republican State Superintendent candidate Joy Hofmeister and the two Democrats, John Cox and Freda Deskin, are a part of the grassroots revolt.
In the midst of the debate over Oklahoma’s education standards, Sen. Josh Brecheen used a passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as an example of the “evils” of Common Core.
Now they must also implement policies that may or may not make sense, such as creating high school academies, retaining third-graders who don’t pass reading tests, remediating seniors who have not passed four graduation examinations and avoiding state takeover of schools that fail according to the state’s report card. Even more time and money must…