QOTD 3/5/18

“We were so happy we got something done to help with class size and pay. We really did think it was going to help children, and it did for awhile. Then, it just all stopped. It was like no one cared anymore about public schools, the students or teachers. It came to a standstill. We are seeing the same thing happen now as it was in 1990, but it’s getting worse and worse. I’m more determined now to make somebody listen.”

– Patricia Mott, a teacher at Webster High School in Tulsa, who participated in a 1990 rally at the state Capitol that shut down schools for four days (Source)


Courtney Cullison worked for OK Policy from 2017 to 2020 as a policy analyst focused on issues of economic opportunity and financial security. Before coming to OK Policy, Courtney worked in higher education, holding faculty positions at the University of Texas at Tyler and at Connors State College in eastern Oklahoma. A native Oklahoman, she received an Honors B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with emphasis in congressional politics and public policy from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Courtney was a fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. As a professor she taught classes in American politics, public policy, and research methods and conducted original research with a focus on the relationship between representatives and the constituents they serve.

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