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GOP's Walters defeats Nelson for top Oklahoma education job


November 9, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Ryan Walters, Gov. Stitt's secretary of education, easily dispatched fellow teacher and Democrat Jena Nelson on Tuesday in the race for Oklahoma's superintendent of public schools.

Walters, 37, is a conservative firebrand who has mostly targeted what he says are liberal indoctrinators masquerading as teachers and pushed for the banning of certain books from school libraries.

"The radical left has decided that our schools need to be places of indoctrination," he said during a recent debate.

Walters also embraced Stitt's education-voucher proposal that would...

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