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State Chamber of Oklahoma reacts to Jennifer Monies’ approval by state Senate Education Committee


State Chamber of Oklahoma reacts to Jennifer Monies’ approval by state Senate Education Committee

 Oklahoma City (May 14, 2019) – After the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee approved Gov. Kevin Stitt’s nomination of Jennifer Monies to the state Board of Education, Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, released the following statement:

“The State Chamber of Oklahoma is grateful that the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee backed Gov. Stitt’s sagacious nomination of Jennifer Monies to the state Board of Education. We await her final confirmation by the full Oklahoma Senate.”

“What is concerning is the union scare tactics involved in Jennifer’s nomination process. The Oklahoma Education Association has spent a lot of time and effort attacking Jennifer. It’s disheartening that the OEA is more focused on bashing a qualified, passionate nominee than they are on achieving positive education outcomes for our children.”

“Jennifer is a tireless advocate for education, and she will no doubt bring her talents and passion to the state Board of Education. Now, more than ever, we need new people with new ideas to push back against the failing status quo in education.”