Fallin Says Educator Criticism Could Affect Next Year's School Funding

Nov 4, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin says criticism from educators of Oklahoma'  A-F grading of schools is unproductive and could affect funding for public  schools next year. 

Gov. Mary Fallin
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz told the Tulsa World that  the criticism cripples Fallin's ability to make the case to the public and to lawmakers that increased funding can help improve schools and student performance.   

School officials statewide have criticized the A-F grading of schools since its  debut in 2012. They have referred to a report by the University of Oklahoma and  Oklahoma State University researchers that says the formula underlying the A-F  grades is flawed and "has very little meaning.''  Weintz says Fallin disagrees with the report.              ____________________ 

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