Article Photos: Oklahoma Education Department spent $2.3 million through slush funds, audit claims 2/3

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett gives the State of Education Address at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, July 15, 2008. The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD