Staff | May 22, 2018
OCPA statement on new OKCPS superintendent
OCPA Statement on New OKCPS Superintendent
After Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) announced Sean McDaniel as its new superintendent, Trent England, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), made the following statement:
“Oklahoma City schools are in crisis. Just one in five students is proficient in math and only one in four is proficient in English. This is not a ‘problem.’ It’s a disaster.
“Everybody in education has good intentions, but all that matters are results. It’s time for a superintendent who ignores trendy programs, expensive consultants, and other distractions.
“OKCPS spent $9,104 per student in 2017, but many education dollars never reach the classroom. Superintendent McDaniel can show the right priorities right away by asking the school board to spend less on overhead and more on students.”