Rep. Henke: “…the system is not working…”

Tulsa lawmaker calls for expert input on school grading

BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Saturday, January 26, 2013

A freshman lawmaker said Friday that the state’s new school grading system isn’t working and called for the involvement of data experts to help develop one that would produce reliable information that schools can use to guide improvement.

State Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, said she would begin addressing the subject in a meeting next week with state education leaders.

“These are not C and D and F schools. I just want you to know that I and almost everyone here recognizes the amazing work that is going on,” said Henke, who previously taught at several area private schools. “I feel like we need to have a collaborative effort moving forward. I think it’s been a little one-sided. We need to recognize the system is not working, and we need to all work together.”

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