released joint statement today
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Thu April 17, 2014

Two School Groups Declare No Confidence In Janet Barresi

The leaders of two groups representing Oklahoma school administrators and suburban school districts are voicing their opposition to Republican state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi.

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The directors of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and the United Suburban Schools Association released a joint statement Thursday declaring "no confidence" in Barresi.

A Barresi spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Barresi was elected during a Republican sweep of state offices in 2010, but has had a rocky first term that included highly publicized clashes with the state school board and resistance from local superintendents over several GOP-led education initiatives.

She is facing two Republican primary opponents in her re-election campaign this year, and four Democrats also have filed for the seat.

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