"Meet the New State Superintendent of Public Instruction" was first aired on Sunday July 3rd 2011. Our Guest was Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Our topics included:
- Her experience running a statewide campaign for the first time.
- Her transition into the office.
- Does she anticipate the Legislature making structural changes that will have an impact on her office.
- Her major duties as a Superintendent.
- Her background and how it equipped her for this office.
- What she hopes to accomplish as Superintendent in this term.
- Her view about whether or not the Superintendent's position should be elected or appointed.
- Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future of public education in Oklahoma.
- How our drop-out rate compares with surrounding states.
- Ways to try to lower that drop-out rate.
- What she sees to be the major challenges facing public education in the next five years.
Janet Barresi, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers