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Audit reflects poorly on Oklahoma state superintendent

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: October 31, 2012
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But it's troubling that the foundation apparently didn't make all its records regarding the conference available for Jones' investigators, saying they weren't public. That may not have been Barresi's call, but like the audit, the stiff-arming reflects poorly on her nonetheless. After all, she sought the audit in order to clear the air. And from day one she has preached accountability from schools and transparency from others, particularly superintendents.

Lingering questions will do nothing to enhance the department's ability to accomplish its most important work, which is improving education for Oklahoma children.