Gov. Pete Ricketts renews his call for Pat McPherson to step down as a member of the Nebraska Board of Education.
McPherson has refused to resign, telling the board in a prepared statement that he has apologized for offensive statements made about the president on his blog. [See earlier story]
Ricketts, though, says the 6-to-2 vote by the board in favor of a resolution calling for his resignation demonstrates he cannot be an effective member of the board.
Ricketts sticks with his opinion that McPherson should resign.
“And we’ve got important work in education to be able to make sure that we strengthen education. That’s probably the single greatest gift we can give a child is that great education and I think this issue is going to be a barrier for that board being effective,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Ricketts says he hasn’t talked with McPherson since he called for his resignation.
AUDIO: Gov. Pete Ricketts says Pat McPherson should resign from Nebraska Board of Education. [:25]