Saturday, December 16, 2023

State Rep. Banning applauds Walters for dropping woke American Library Association guidelines

Banning Applauds Superintendent for Dropping ALA Guidelines

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Chris Banning, R-Bixby, released a statement applauding State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters for working to eliminate all references to American Library Association guidelines in Oklahoma's Information Literacy Standards and proposing new standards that are aligned with Oklahoma values.

"I commend Superintendent Walters for rejecting the American Library Association standards. In my experience with the Superintendent, I have found him to be transparent and forthcoming with information, and we've had a great working relationship.

"Walters was sworn into office a mere 11 months ago. He is actively working to enhance our education system, addressing long-standing challenges that desperately need improvement. With just under a year as Superintendent, Walters and his team have implemented a teacher signing bonus, worked with Tulsa Public Schools to improve student outcomes, revised dozens of internal policies, and formed partnerships with organizations that align with Oklahoma values.

"I hope all Oklahomans continue to honor and support our teachers. We have incredible teachers who remain dedicated to teaching and providing our students the best possible learning environment. Thank you, teachers. You are greatly appreciated!"


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