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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Angela Monson upsets Kirk Humphries in OKC School Board Race

new OKC School Board Chairman Angela Monson
Angela Monson, who only decided to get into the race for Oklahoma City School Board Chairman on the last day of the filing deadline, defeated incumbent chairman Kirk Humphries 57% to 43% on Tuesday. Monson was a former member of the Oklahoma House and Senate. Oklahoman News Article on the race
This win is satisfying on many levels. First, Angela is not a part of the corporate power structure that has rule the district for many years now. She is a friend of working families and their children. She is also willing to listen to the teachers who have direct contact with the kids.
Congratulations, Angela.

1 comment:

jenx67 said...

I was doing some research on public opinion and trying to put together some thoughts on why Humphreys loss surprised people and I stumbled upon your blog. Prof Green - you taught at SNU - my lit class - in 1986. You probably don't remember me. You were a great teacher and wrote the longest comment on a paper wrote - longer than any professor ever wrote. You said I had exceptional thinking and writing skills. I never forgot. I hope you are doing well!