“Education, like other core services, are being seriously jeopardized by the funding crisis. It’s one devastating blow after another and is only compounded by our severe teacher shortage. Schools have no stability or certainty with their current and future budgets. We are watching the state revenue collections for April and will vigorously advocate for what every student needs.”

– State Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister on the news that April payments to schools have been cut due to low revenue collections, with reductions since January totaling almost $87 million (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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