Quote of the Day | March 7, 2018

“The walkout in West Virginia has really given educators, teachers, support professionals, a sense of solidarity and a sense of knowing that they need to work together with a unified voice. It really does embolden us to advocate.”

– Alicia Priest, head of the Oklahoma Education Association, on a teacher walkout planned for April 23rd if no teacher pay raise is passed before that date (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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