qotd 08/03/17

“As with any organization or business, if you’re trying to attract talent and you want to attract more people to a profession, there’s got to be an incentive there. At this point, I’m not so sure there’s a lot of incentives for young people, or people who are looking to change careers. I’m not sure there’s a big incentive to give them the education at this point.”

– Dewey Public Schools Superintendent Vince Vincent, on the difficulty attracting and retaining teachers (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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