Students First

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.


Janet Barresi said this morning that she was 'in this for kids, not adults' – she has clearly failed both!" said Republican candidate Joy Hofmeister.

“We are woefully lacking leadership and advocacy for our school children.  It's time to put our Oklahoma students ahead of the interests of out-of-state testing contractors," Hofmeister added.

“It was bad enough last year, but to allow the situation to occur again is classic incompetence.  Barresi is an inept administrator who can’t manage a state agency, nor hold her staff accountable for operation of the department’s administrative functions.  It is unconscionable that our kids had to experience once again that kind of trauma in a high stakes environment," said Hofmeister.

"The public deserves answers and our children should not continue to pay for Barresi's failed leadership and lack of advocacy, for the second year in a row," said Hofmeister.

"I join parents across the state who say, 'enough is enough.'  It's time to put students first and not just give lip service on talk radio or in campaign speeches.  Oklahoma school children deserve an advocate who will put their interests ahead of testing vendors," said Hofmeister.


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