Oklahoma Governor Mary Falin was interviewed by Omar Villafranca from CBS News. From TPM:
“Teachers want more, but it’s kinda like having a teenage kid that wants a better car,” Fallin told CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca.
Villafranca pointed out that “their car has been taken away over the last 10 years.”
“Well, it has been a difficult time,” Fallin responded. “And that’s why I’m very proud that this year we were able to get something done for our teachers.”
Yeah, right – that’s why they’re still on strike.
Villafranca also tweeted out the following after the interview:
It would appear that politician cluelessness on educational matters is not just limited to West Virginia. By the way, a number of the articles note that the Oklahoma strike was "stoked" (as the New Yorker put it) by the actions of West Virginia's teachers.