Supt. Hofmeister comments on State Question 779

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister released this statement today in response to the defeat of State Question 779.

ā€œUntil we are prepared to take bold action on behalf of public education, we will continue to suffer the consequences, as a greater and greater number of teachers leave the state or exit the profession altogether. I believe Oklahomans support teachers, but they did not want to relieve the Legislature of its responsibility. I will be back before state lawmakers this next legislative session, fighting for kids and a regionally competitive wage for teachers ā€“ one that reflects their work as highly trained professionals who change the lives of nearly 700,000 students every day.ā€

Last updated on November 8, 2016