Oklahoma City education leaders say they will fight state takeover of schools

Thursday, February 23, 2012

by Carrie Coppernoll and Megan Rolland

The Oklahoman

The superintendent of the Oklahoma City School District and the city's school board president announced Wednesday they would fight any takeover of struggling schools by state officials.

“Changing the strategic direction at this time could be fatal to our district and not good to the students of our school system,” Superintendent Karl Springer said during a morning news conference at the state Capitol.

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