After the election on November 4th, will we then need to defend the independently-elected position of Superintendent of Public Instruction? No matter who wins the race to fill it, the answer is most likely, yes. Continue reading Why We Will Need to Defend the Office of State Superintendent
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Hofmeister Answers Questions About Contributors-Charter Schools-ALEC
In June, as the primary was getting closer, I suggested a series of questions that anyone should ask our Oklahoma State Superintendent candidates.
The questions were raised across two posts, one on June 16th and the other on June 25th, and represented issues about campaign finance, the influence of ALEC, and charter schools.
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Cox Responds to Questions About Charters, ALEC, Campaign Finances
Earlier this week I featured Dr. Freda Deskin’s answers to questions that I suggested in two earlier posts: The 3 Education Questions We Should Ask all Candidates for Public Office; and, Necessary Questions for Oklahoma Supt of Schools Candidates .
She is in a Democratic Party Primary Runoff race with Dr. John Cox. He has responded to those same questions, and has some interesting answers. Some of those answers diverge significantly from Deskin’s.
I have included all questions from each blog post for readability. These are Cox’s answers as sent to me on Thursday, July 24th.
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Deskin First to Volunteer Answers to Questions About Charters — Campaign Finance
In two earlier posts I have raised education questions for candidates for any public office in Oklahoma, and specifically for Oklahoma Superintendent of Schools.
To my surprise, Freda Deskin, volunteered her answers to both blog posts in her comments on my Google + timeline where I had posted the separate links. I did not solicit her responses.
Deskin is in a Democratic Party runoff with John Cox for state Supt. of Schools. Voting will be on August 26th. The winner will face Republican candidate Joy Hofmeister in November.
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