Report gives Oklahoma C's in math and English

Wednesday, January 5th 2005, 9:13 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma schools get a 'C' in both math standards and English in a report from a Washington-based nonprofit group.

The report by the Thomas B- Fordham Foundation suggests Oklahoma make changes in high school math curriculum and put more literature in English classes.

Foundation President Chester Finn junior says the state's problems in math include frequently allowing students to use calculators and placing too much attention on number estimating rather than finding exact answers.

In English, the report says more literature should be taught in schools.

State schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett says her department will examine the report and make changes where needed.

The report gives the nation a 'C' in English and a 'D' in math.