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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.

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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.

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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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Another year, another debacle: Barresi fails again to administer state tests

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY - Monday, April 21, 2014) "It is astounding that the testing debacle from last year was repeated again this morning for thousands of Oklahoma students.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hofmeister Questions Barresi's Use of Oklahoma Schools to Troubleshoot

Private Contractor's Software

 

(TULSA, OK—JANUARY 31, 2014) Joy Hofmeister, Republican candidate for Oklahoma Schools Superintendent, today called on Janet Barresi to stop using Oklahoma schools to troubleshoot the testing software for a private contractor.

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Hofmeister Announces for State Schools Superintendent

 

TULSA (Jan. 27, 2014) — Tulsa businesswoman and educator, Joy Hofmeister, announced today that she will seek the Republican nomination for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Describing herself as a conservative Republican, wife and mother, Hofmeister said Oklahoma needs new leadership because of failed leadership. 

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Tulsa Senator Mike Mazzei Announces His Support for Republican Joy Hofmeister

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2014) — Tulsa State Senator Mike Mazzei today added his name to the growing list of GOP leaders backing Republican Joy Hofmeister for schools superintendent. 

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Republicans against Barresi

I’ve said before that I don’t attribute much voter impact to political endorsements, but there was still something remarkable about 20 Republican legislators publicly stepping forward for likely state superintendent candidate Joy Hofmeister Tuesday.

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