The education world in Oklahoma has been irked with State Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi lately.
Recently, Barresi announced the state would pull out of the PARCC testing consortium. (If you need a refresher, read my story here about how Oklahoma will not test with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.) Then the Broken Arrow superintendent went public with a letter to Barresi about his frustration with her.
News headlines are piling up. Here’s a look at a few recent stories from across the state:
- Barresi’s plan for testing under fire. (Enid News & Eagle)
- Broken Arrow superintendent questions state superintendent over testing. (Fox 23, Tulsa)
- Oklahoma public school leaders upset at State Superintendent Barresi over testing-failure blame. (Tulsa World)
- Oklahoma to withdraw from testing group. (Ada Evening News)