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Joy is a former public school teacher, an executive with private sector experience, and a researcher with a passion for finding ways to improve our schools and improve student academic performance. Joy’s experience, dedication and passion for reform led to her appointment to the State Board of Education in January of 2012. During her time on the State Board of Education, Joy developed an understanding of the current obstacles blocking meaningful reform of our schools. Taking what she learned from her tenure on the Oklahoma State Board of Education, Joy will successfully reform our schools through trust, respect and collaboration.

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Hofmeister Criticizes Obama's Rush to Penalize Oklahoma

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY - Wednesday, September 10, 2014) "In revoking our ESEA Waiver before the current academic standards review process could be completed by our State Board of Regents, the Obama administration has rushed to penalize Oklahoma for the repeal of Common Core."

Read more: Hofmeister Criticizes Obama's Rush to Penalize Oklahoma

 

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Joy Hofmeister: Barresi's Mother's Day Gift: More Politics and Division

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY - Friday, May 9, 2014) "I am shocked that Janet Barresi would take the time to publicly release sensitive test results to the media, as well as publish those results on her website before sharing important data with local school districts.

Read more: Joy Hofmeister: Barresi's Mother's Day Gift: More Politics and Division

State Superintendent: Candidates Meet at Q&A.
Candidates Janet Barresi and Joy Hofmeister answer questions regarding top issues.

 

(TULSA, OK—April 09, 2014) - Read more about it here on the Tulsa Worlds website

 

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Janet Costello Barresi Plays the Name Change Game

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY - Tuesday, April 15, 2014) "Janet Barresi cannot seem to get her story straight, and now she can't even decide what name she wants to go by on the primary ballot," said Republican challenger Joy Hofmeister.

Read more: Janet Costello Barresi Plays the Name Change Game

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Exactly what did Janet Barresi tell Obama's Education Chief Arne Duncan?

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY - Monday, April 14, 2014) "State School Superintendent Janet Barresi needs to explain the rest of her conversation with Barack Obama's Secretary of Education because her contradictory comments within 72 hours have left Oklahomans confused," said Republican challenger Joy Hofmeister.

Read more: Exactly what did Janet Barresi tell Obama's Education Chief Arne Duncan?

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Joy Hofmeister Comments on Delay of Common Core

 

(TULSA--March 5, 2014) Joy Hofmeister commented today on Rep. Jason Nelson's HB 3399, which would allow school districts to delay the implementation of controversial Common Core standards in Oklahoma schools.

Read more: Joy Hofmeister Comments on Delay of Common Core

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Joy Hofmeister Responds to Barresi's Violation of Open Meetings Law

 

(TULSA, OK—February 28, 2014) I am told there has been an illegal meeting of the state Board of Education in which the law was violated on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Because I was not there, I cannot confirm that a violation occurred and I only know what I am being told.

Read more: Hofmeister Responds to Barresi's Violation of Open Meetings Law

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Joy Hofmeister Criticizes Barresi's Teacher Retainment Plan as a Campaign Gimmick

 

(TULSA, OK-- FEBRUARY 13, 2014) State Superintendent Janet Barresi today announced plans to try to start retaining teachers in Oklahoma, and while Joy Hofmeister agrees with her recommendations, she wonders why she's waited until election year to offer her proposals.

Read more: Joy Hofmeister Criticizes Barresi's Teacher Retainment Plan as a Campaign Gimmick

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