Oklahoma Watch hosted a community forum on K-12 education on March 6 in Oklahoma City. Guest speakers were Oklahoma City Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard.
Ballard and Lopez talk about the third-grade reading mandate after an audience member questions why there is so much potential for students to fail the reading test and be held back a grade.
Ballard and Lopez, on the importance and funding of art education in schools.
Lopez and Ballard discuss whether more money will solve Oklahoma’s education problems.
The superintendents respond to a question from Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze about the most significant changes they’ve made so far and additional changes they would like to see.