Superintendent Randy Dorn says he is considering an independent run for governor, arguing Democrats and Republicans alike have failed to adequately fund public schools despite a Supreme Court contempt order.

“I want to be honest with the public. I want to tell the public, ‘Hey, there is no way you can get to paying for McCleary and our education system without talking about new revenue” Dorn said.

A former schoolteacher who served in the Legislature as a Democrat, Dorn was elected to the nonpartisan schools post in 2008.

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