Reactions are starting to come in regarding Governor Stitt’s requested – first ever – full audit of the State Department of Education. Click here for the (un)surprising take from
Republican Republican-In-Name-Only State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister.
Rep. Chad Caldwell Comments on Education Audit
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, today issued the following statement after the governor and the state auditor announced an investigative audit of the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System (OCAS) at the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).
Caldwell and 21 other lawmakers requested the audit last November after a report from State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd of EPIC Charter Schools revealed the OSDE failed to properly monitor the OCAS for compliance.
“I appreciate Governor Stitt calling for an audit of the State Department of Education. Following on the heels of the report from the state auditor last year that identified serious shortcomings in the department’s compliance efforts, 22 legislators asked the governor to further investigate these claims. With today’s announcement, Governor Stitt has followed through on the promise he made to Oklahoma taxpayers.
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First rattle out of the box and wannabe Democrat State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has always been a liberal wolf in Republican clothing, calls Governor Stitt’s Department of Education audit an “attack”.
This is a transparent attempt to avoid transparency and fiscal accountability. Below is Hofmeister’s laughable press release:
Hofmeister responds to attack audit on public education
OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 16, 2021) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today made the following remarks after Gov. Kevin Stitt announced his audit request of the Oklahoma State Department of Education
“The Governor’s call for an audit is yet another attack on Oklahoma’s public education system.
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This is big.GOVERNOR STITT ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER AUDIT OF OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAudit request made following historic $3.2 billion investment in Oklahoma educationOKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 16, 2021) — Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he h…
After taking a long walk around the Oklahoma State Department of Education on Labor Day, I found that our state’s education department is simply chalk full of ‘anti-racist’, anti-HB1775 (the bill banning CRT) non-educational nonsense that includes invasive behavioral surveys. Here’s what you need to know as a parent.
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For years I’ve written about how public schools are very often indoctrinating children in ideals outside those prescribed in their homes. I’ve warned parents for years to pay attention to what their children are learning in school and to attend school board meetings, yet until restrictions due to COVID-19 caused many students to stay home and learn on line, few were able. When homework or books don’t come home for view and the best you can get out of your kid about school is the following:
Mom, “How was school today?”
Mom, “What did you learn today?”
Kid, “Nothing much…”
How in the world do you find out exactly what is going on in your child’s school?
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Today I read with interest an article by Jennifer Palmer for Oklahoma Watch, "In Oklahoma, a Discredited Theory of Reading is Widely Used". In her piece, she informs that a documentary by a group called "American Public Media Reports&quo…
Oklahoma Pre-K ranked in top 8 states by nation’s premier early education group
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 17, 2019) – Oklahoma’s public Pre-K program scored among the top eight states in the nation in a new report from the influential National Institute for …
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