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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Clark Jolley, R-Edmond


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For Immediate Release: February 16, 2009

Sen. Clark Jolley
Senator Clark Jolley

Senate Committee Passes Pro-Transparency and Accountability Reform

Senator Clark Jolley’s Senate Bill 1111 was approved by the Senate Education Committee today with a bipartisan 8-5 vote.

Jolley is encouraged by the passage of the “Educational Accountability Reform Act” and is pleased the committee saw fit to advance the measure.

“The provisions in Senate Bill 1111 are not about politics but about good policy,” said Jolley. “The focus of this legislation needs to be on transparency and accountability and not a defense of the status quo. I hope members will continue to look at the bill and give it the positive consideration on the Senate floor that the committee did today.”

Senate Bill 1111 restructures Oklahoma’s education system to create improved oversight on testing. The current Office of Accountability will be restructured into the Education Quality and Accountability Office.

SB 1111 will now go to the full Senate for consideration.

For more information contact:
Sen. Jolley's Office: 405-521-5622

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