A-F report card release has been delayed.
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: October 8, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – As we suspected, the State Board of Education’s A-F Grading System report cards will not be released today as first announced.
The report cards were to be featured on this website at 1:30 p.m. today. But that deadline came and went and it was soon being reported, as noted by KTOK.com for instance, that “The State Board of Education tabled a vote on the acceptance of the report cards until the October 25th full board meeting.
As we reported Sunday, many school systems throughout Oklahoma are not happy with the new A-F grading system and many were hoping for a delay. As Ryan Owens, executive director of Oklahoma’s United Suburban Schools Association told Red Dirt Report: “We’re not against accountability. We want to work with them.”
But Owens also noted that State Superintendent Janet Barresi and the State Department of Education has not been working alongside educators on this new law, passed by the legislature in 2011, and mirroring a similar – but flawed – program in Florida.
Said Owens: “Why not talk to educators? It just blows my mind.”
We hope to have more on this story in coming days.Copyright 2012 Red Dirt Report