Local & Regional
Thu July 22, 2010
Education Conference Underway in Tulsa
By Hear interview with Sandy Garrett prior to her speech
Tulsa, OK – Borrowing Charles Dickens' famous line to open her 2010 State of Education address today in Tulsa, State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett remarked "it is the best of times, it is the worst of times" to more than 2,500 Oklahoma School leaders in attendance at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.
The address was Garrett's 20th in office as Oklahoma's elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction and her final as she is not seeking re-election. The speech, the opening session of the State Department of Education's 20th annual "Leadership" conference, detailed the challenges facing the state's schools today, education reform during the last 20-years, and the stark differences of schools in 1990 and 2010.