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State superintendent candidate in Newkirk

The Main Street Mavericks will perform twice on Charlie Adams Day.

Dr. John Cox
by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

 Democratic State Superintendent of Schools candidate Dr. John Cox met with 25 Newkirk residents Monday night at Newkirk High School.

 Dr. Cox, who has 28 years of public school experience as a teacher and administrator, outlined his platform for office.

 The plan includes:
 * Educate students as individuals
 *Value and support teachers and staff
 *Trust local school boards, administrators, teachers, and parents
 *Allow flexibility in high school schedules to support skill training.

 If elected, Cox said his first course of action would be to change the laws to eliminate the current school grading system and also eliminate End of Instruction testing.

 “We need to be testing students appropriately,” he said. “The tests we are curently taking make no sense. All the report card does is create animosity between school districts.”

 “Our Main goal is to improve the educational opportunities for all Oklahomans and use this opportunity to promote our Oklahoma Public Schools,” he said. “ It is time for all of us to stand up for our local schools and our children, and deliver the message that we are doing great things in our public schools. We have excellent teachers, loyal support employees, exemplary administrators, and hard working students, along with the support of caring parents and local businesses. Lets work hard together to get our message out.”

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