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“The bill that is being considered is incredibly destructive. This is not what we need right now. We have such a shortage in Oklahoma that we literally cannot find a third grade teacher, a second grade teacher, a kindergarten teacher.”

-Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist, voicing her opposition to an education savings accounts bill that passed committee Monday (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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