EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Fallin Looks Forward With Her Education Goals
OKLAHOMA CITY - In a News 9 exclusive, Governor Mary Fallin sat down with reporter Justin Dougherty to discuss her reaction to the results of the state questions.
When asked about the failure of the one-percent sales tax for teacher raises, she brought up her feelings about four-day school weeks.
A growing number of schools have made the switch to save money but Governor Fallin feels the four-day system is a bad image for the state. The Governor said companies want to make sure we have a strong education system when they move here.
To her, education will be a top priority next session.
Brent Haken, a principal at Morrison Schools, released the following statement,
“In education we’ve been doing the same thing for far too long. A move to a 4-day week is not just cost saving, but we use that extra day we’re not in school, for educational benefit. And the benefits have been significant.”