“I’ve been sick to my stomach. We are going to start spit-balling ideas, but I don’t know if anybody has an absolute, great answer at this point. We’ve got to shift the monkey off the schools’ back and put it back on the Legislature’s back.”

– Wagoner Superintendent Randy Harris, on news of the latest round of mid-year education cuts prompted by the state’s second revenue failure this year, which may lead to a four-day school week for Wagoner students (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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