Fallin says state school board was correct in postponing A-F grades
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
10/09/12 at 4:07 PM
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Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that the state school board probably made the correct decision when it voted Monday to delay release of the new A-through-F grades assigned the state's public schools.
Fallin, in Tulsa to speak to the Republican Women's Club of Tulsa County at the home of Mayor Dewey Bartlett, was asked afterward if the school board "did the right thing" by postponing the system's implementation.
"I think so," she said, but added that the state will have a school grading system sooner or later.
"We must remember the goal is to help children and to give their parents good information," Fallin said.
About 225 crowded into the Bartletts' home and backyard patio to hear Fallin urge Republicans to keep working toward the Nov. 6 general election.
Read more on this story in Wednesday's Tulsa World.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks on the campus of OU-Tulsa last month. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World File