Oklahoma City, Oklahoma —
White also predicted implementation of the standards would have significant associated costs for the state. According to studies she cited, the projected unfunded cost to California is projected to be $1.6 billion, Washington state is expected to spend an additional $2.1 million, and Missouri may reportedly have to spend $750 million. White said Texas rejected adopting the standards due in part to an associated estimated cost of up to $3 billion.
Kern said the study demonstrates that Oklahoma should not adopt the national education standards.
“I am puzzled that our Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction and many Oklahoma Republican state representatives are against Obama Care but seem to have no problem with Obama education,” Kern said. “Both are a tremendous overreach of the federal government.
“One of my presenters was a policy analyst with Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is the premier conservative organization in America. Yet, our state superintendent called into question this group’s integrity by saying their presentation contained misinformation. The Heritage Foundation did not get to the prestigious status they have today by putting forth misinformation. I have asked Dr. Barresi to respond in a week with documentation showing where my presenters gave misinformation.”