Tim Gilpin, a member of the Oklahoma Board of Education, last week criticized legislative leaders for not calling a special session to address a $43 million cut in state aid to education over the past four months.

"Our legislators have not dedicated themselves to a special session in January to address this, and that really is Nero fiddling while Rome burns," Gilpin said during discussion of the recent 10% cut in public education at the board's December meeting.

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