61 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma K-12 students in low income families and eligible for free or reduced lunches, the 4th highest percentage in the nation.

Source: Southern Education Foundation analysis of NCES data, 2011


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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