A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the governor's recent criticism of a report on the new A-F public school grading system should not be construed in any way as a threat to educators.
Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said Tuesday that the governor, school superintendents and teachers "are all on the same side."
Weintz voiced concerns last week that constant criticism over the A-F grading system could make it difficult for Fallin to make the case for more funding for education. Ivan Holmes, a Democratic candidate for state superintendent, blasted Fallin, saying she was trying to bully educators into quieting their criticism.
Weintz says Fallin has not and will not threaten funding for schools based on opposition to the A-F grading system.