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Governor says school chief should be appointed, not elected


January 15, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor wants the state's school superintendent to be appointed rather than elected, which would give the governor more power over public education.

Gov. Kevin Stitt did not specify if he wanted to appoint the position, or if he wanted the state Board of Education to make the decision. Stitt already appoints six of the seven board members, The Oklahoman reported.

Stitt told the newspaper that he's frustrated by his limited ability to affect education policy.

"When the governor's elected by all four million Oklahomans, the people think that he or she's sup...

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