Editorial: Vote for Stan Minor February 9

There is little hope that the Tulsa School Board will suddenly become conservative and start putting the education of children ahead of growing its bureaucracy and browbeating the Legislature into more funding.

But voters in District 5 of the Tulsa School District can make a dent in the problem by choosing Stan Minor over Cindy Decker on February 9.

Minor is a Tulsa native and a graduate of Nathan Hale High School. Even though he has a degree in journalism, he has worked in petroleum land management most of his career – over 33 years.

Minor has had an active role in the Nathan Hale Alumni Foundation for eight years.

Minor thinks that if students don’t get accepted to Booker T. Washington or Edison, their parents think they have to send them to private schools to get a proper high school education. A lottery system would work better, he thinks.

He would offer a business approach to education.

Decker has a Ph.D. in economics from The University of California at Berkeley. That should be all you need to know about her left-wing credentials a big reason not to vote for her.

She is a graduate of “Leadership Tulsa” – a tool of the rich and powerful to make sure their instructions become public policy. Decker was appointed to the seat she now holds on the Tulsa School Board.

Eliot, Lanier and Wright elementary schools; Mayo Demonstration School; and Edison Preparatory School are in District 5. Those students deserve better than what they are getting.

Vote for Stan Minor for Tulsa School Board on Feb. 9.