Our ROPE ladies need our help:

http://restoreoklahomapubliceducation.blogspot.com/2014/06/state-school-board-members-and-others.html

Please consider taking action.

A national organization threatened suit if our Governor signed the repeal of Common Core State Standards, as we worked so hard to get our legislature to do.

This national organization has made good on its threat by cajoling our state board and a handful of others to file the suit here in Oklahoma.

Power grab! Don’t let them.

Sure, it is in the hands of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court, but let your voice be heard. Contact your local Representative and your State Senator.

Point out that this law suit has no grounds. Here is the statement in our constitution:

Section XIII-5: Board of Education.

  The supervision of instruction in the public schools shall be
vested in a Board of Education, whose powers and duties shall be
prescribed by law. The Superintendent of Public Instruction
shall be President of the Board. Until otherwise provided by
law, the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General shall
be ex-officio members, and with the Superintendent, compose said
Board of Education.

Emphasis added. That is it. The whole Constitutional statement. It clearly says the board shall be ruled by law. The legislature writes the laws as we see fit, and that is that. This is the law now. It CANNOT be unconstitutional. The constitution says this is the way it is supposed to be.

 

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