Letter: Gov. Stitt distorting true record on education | Letters to the Editor


Typical Republican denial, distortion and dishonesty relating to the harm they’ve executed to Oklahoma over three many years was on full show of their response to State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s leaving the get together to run for governor on the Democratic ticket.

Among the extra outlandish claims of Stitt’s marketing campaign supervisor, Donelle Harder, have been these:

“After decades of politicians leaving us in last place, Stitt has us progressing towards Top Ten in critical categories,” and “the state has increased funding of public education to record highs and enacted another teacher pay raise, all while lowering taxes.”

These rigorously chosen feedback are typical Republican misinformation that cherry picks remoted constructive information (one yr of trainer pay raises and elevated funding of public faculties) whereas dismissing, ignoring or in any other case concealing the a lot bigger image, on this case, Oklahoma’s standing amongst the 50 states on trainer pay and state funding of public education.

Readers are urged to go surfing and examine these two matters to study the actual reality about Republican assist of public education in Oklahoma for over three many years. Not solely are we not progressing towards Top Ten rankings on both of those points, we don’t even rank in the high half of the nation. Do not be shocked in the event you study we rank in the backside half of the backside half; in the backside quarter on each of them.