Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters is a dangerous, corrupt and bigoted politician with a horrific anti-equality record. Through his words and actions, he has created a hostile environment in Oklahoma schools that contributed to the death of Nex Benedict and continues to make LGTBQ+ Oklahoma students feel unwelcome and unsafe.

Enough is enough! Oklahomans — and every kid across the country — deserve better. Take Action Now: add your name and demand for the immediate removal of Ryan Walters!

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From Superintendent to super-problematic, Ryan Walters is a failed and scandal-ridden state superintendent who has created a toxic culture of anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment in Oklahoma’s public schools that is putting all Oklahoma students at risk.

The Real Ryan Walters

This timeline will serve as a place that outlines and exposes Walters’ tenure of incompetence, scandal and mismanagement running Oklahoma’s public schools system.

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