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May 22, 2014

Legislators force rewrite of literacy standards, give teachers and school officials a voice

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

The state Chamber of Commerce also praised Fallin’s “tough stance.”

“When faced with the reality that a percentage of third-grade students can’t read at grade level, the response should not be to reduce the standard so more can be promoted,” Chamber President and CEO Fred Morgan said. “Instead, the response should be to come together as a state and do what is necessary to ensure our third-graders can read.”

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