Governor Defends A-F Grade System, While Debates Continue
By Kim Jackson
The state has delayed releasing report cards with the latest A-F rating for schools and now Governor Mary Fallin's office warns critics the squabbling over the system is hurting education's credibility and could hurt state funding.A spokesperson for Governor Mary Fallin says some legislators maybe reluctant to fund a system that has been widely reported as flawed.School leaders like Dr. Keith Ballard say Tulsa schools have made improvements, according to their district assessments. But he is putting a report together of the unofficial results."We have five or six elementary schools that showed dramatic improvement over last year and went from a D to an F. That's going to say it all, about this formula," said Ballard.The state school board will meet on Wednesday. The school letter grades are expected to be released later that day.
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