Audit reflects poorly on Oklahoma state superintendent

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: October 31, 2012

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.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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