OKLAHOMA CITY — It took just over 24 hours for both houses of the state Legislature to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto ofthird-grade reading requirement.
Fallin vetoed House Bill 2625 on Tuesday afternoon and was overriden late Wednesday afternoon, 79-17 in the House of Representatives. The Senate voted 45-2 to override.
The override rolls back state literacy standards, including the Reading Sufficiency Act, that have been implemented during the past two decades in efforts to reverse “social promotion.”