Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Tim Gilpin’s description of recent State Board meeting a classic in 'Photoshop' history"

Dr. Janet Barresi
State Superintendent
State Superintendent Janet Barresi writes in the Oklahoma Gazette this week: 
"The recent meeting (of the State Board of Education) was not only dominated by the partisan obstruction of board members, but also by the misogynist actions of Herb Rozell and Gilpin."
Barresi says Gilpin wanted to act in secret: 
"As he admits in his column, Gilpin wanted to conduct personnel issues in secret, behind closed doors in executive session, and I refused to allow him to hide behind a veil of secrecy." 
Barresi provides history of hiring decisions by the State Board of Education: 
"Over the past five years, 88 percent of Department of Education employees were put on the state payroll without prior review by the board. In fact, 37 percent of employees were never submitted for board approval at all. It is clear the board has suddenly decided to actively obstruct my ability to perform my duties as State Superintendent, which I assume has to do with my party affiliation."
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