Okla. governor says she wants to improve education

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she wants to improve the quality of public education in Oklahoma.

Fallin discussed her goal to improve public education on Monday as she delivered her State of the State speech on the opening day of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature.

Fallin says the state is currently graduating high school seniors who aren’t ready for the workforce or college. She says that has to change.

Fallin says she wants to increase the number of Oklahomans who continue their education beyond high school, either by attending college or a career technology center. She says a high school diploma is not enough.

In 2010, the Legislature voted to adopt new, higher standards in English and math. Fallin says those new Oklahoma standards will be fully implemented this year.

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