Who do you support for Superintendent of Public Instruction in Oklahoma in 2010?

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The truth

Alva, OK

#1 Oct 14, 2010
Paddack. I fail to see how a dentist is qualified for this position in any way, shape or form.
Mike Turner

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Oct 14, 2010
Paddack supports public education and the other one does not.
What

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Not Paddack
What happened

United States

#4 Oct 14, 2010
What happened to that state ho Sandy garrett?

Wasn't she married to that former judge john garrett, the one who told ken garrett how to lie about the means boys murder?
reality bites

Elk City, OK

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Paddack is the only choice.
truthout

United States

#6 Oct 14, 2010
Barresi is a right-wing nutcase dentist who wants to destroy public education...she is a rich, elitist, latte drinking, volvo driving, tooth-pulling, snob who had to create a charter school for her two special ed sons because they couldn't cut it in public schools.
Jim Thomas

United States

#7 Oct 14, 2010
Cooper is the only one running that is not a professional politician. He is not taking anyone's money, and will not owe anyone anything if he is elected.
New Here

United States

#8 Oct 14, 2010
What about Richard Cooper? He is a former teacher that is currently working for the Teaching American History grant. He is a life long educator with some new ideas. He has run his campaign with his own money, and will not owe anyone any favors if he wins.
msbobbie

Howe, OK

#9 Oct 14, 2010
Barresi
msbobbie

Howe, OK

#10 Oct 14, 2010
The truth wrote:
Paddack. I fail to see how a dentist is qualified for this position in any way, shape or form.
Janet Barresi began her career as a speech therapist, then went back to school to become a pediatric dentist.

She has long been involved in the public schools; volunteer work, mentoring and PTA. She cares a lot about the kids, and yes, she did lead the effort to get Charter Schools started in Oklahoma.

From what I can find Paddock's experience in education has been at the university level, and more a bureaucrat than an educator. She cares about the teachers and the teacher's unions.
night crawler

AOL

#11 Oct 14, 2010
We vote for the TACO QUEEN Selena Ramsey from Tulsa. For she knows the ins and outs of a man and woman

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#12 Oct 15, 2010
I like her conservative point of view.
EduKate

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Oct 15, 2010
Actually Susan began her career as a Middle School & Junior High Science teacher. She taught in the classroom for 14 years. Janet was a speech pathologist (the cushest job in public schools - ask any teacher) for 2 years in the early 80's.

Janet's experience is as an advocate for Charter Schools, which do not adhere to the same standards as Public Schools.

Keep in mind the title is "State Superintendent of Public Instruction".
msbobbie

Howe, OK

#14 Oct 15, 2010
EduKate wrote:
Actually Susan began her career as a Middle School & Junior High Science teacher. She taught in the classroom for 14 years. Janet was a speech pathologist (the cushest job in public schools - ask any teacher) for 2 years in the early 80's.
Janet's experience is as an advocate for Charter Schools, which do not adhere to the same standards as Public Schools.
Keep in mind the title is "State Superintendent of Public Instruction".
I am aware of the title.

I believe Janet is an advocate for the kids, and remains involved with early education.

I believe Susan will be an advocate for the teacher's unions
Parent

Tulsa, OK

#15 Oct 15, 2010
Susan Paddack is for Public Education. Not charter or private schools.
msbobbie

Howe, OK

#16 Oct 16, 2010
I do not care, as long as a child gets educated. One size does not fit all.

I think it is wonderful that Oklahoma allows options.

I DO NOT support the cookie cutter curriculum in the Public Schools.
bystander

Lawton, OK

#17 Oct 16, 2010
Just do
Dan

Porter, OK

#18 Oct 16, 2010
Barresi is very smart, smart enough to know public schools need direction and reform, not just money Give her a chance and Oklahoma schools will shine!
Monty

Hodgen, OK

#19 Oct 16, 2010
I, too, have reasearched these three. Susan Paddack will get my vote. Barresi is for more charter schools, and this position is for Public School Instruction. Cooper, from what I have read, doesn't have much classroom experience, just worked in different factions that assist education.
charolese

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Oct 17, 2010
formed not one, but Two charter schools, she has the energy and guff to get things done. The Oklahoman does NOT run her.

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