qotd 11/01/17

“We’ve got to be bold and stop getting paralysis by analysis. (Otherwise,) the naysayers are correct — we’ll never get a pay raise. They’ll never be one because we’ll be afraid of our own shadow. Eventually, we’re going to need to prioritize how we spend state dollars.”

– House Majority Leader Jon Echols (R-Oklahoma City) speaking in favor of a proposed $1,000 teacher pay raise, which some education advocates said wasn’t enough to be meaningful (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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