“Governor Fallin rejects that argument,” Weintz said. “She believes that all children have the ability to learn given the opportunity.”
Weintz said the governor is asking groups representing superintendents to reconsider their endorsement of the report.
Holmes ripped the governor for challenging the OU/OSU report.
“To question either the motivation or research results from our two flagship universities is appalling,” Holmes said. “Governor Fallin and Superintendent (Janet) Barresi have a lot in common: Neither have any formal education or experience in public education, but they are experts in everything.”
Weintz said the governor demonstrated her support for education by signing a budget this year that appropriates $90 million of new money for K-12 education.