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GOP Chairman Statement On OK Board of Education Meeting

Matt Pinnell, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, has released this statement after the heated State Board of Education meeting yesterday.

The campaign trail was the easy part for Janet Barresi, we all knew the real battle would begin after the election. That certainly proved true after yesterday’s disgusting state Board of Education meeting.

The board refused key Barresi staffing requests, all qualified, and even called one Barresi staffer “worthless” due to the fact she would be taking maternity leave during legislative session. There was a clear unprofessional and partisan tone throughout the proceedings.

“We always knew Janet Barresi would need us more after the election than during it,” said Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell. “The State Board of Education and its status quo education positions are the last bastion for Oklahoma Democrats, and they will fight like hell to keep it from changing.”

House Democrat Minority Leader Scott Inman defended the Board decision, and in doing so, […] → Keep reading