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“This devastating budget situation will cause this generation of students to suffer lost opportunities. School leaders are making life-changing decisions for employees, students and their families, and they’re being forced to do so based on estimates.”

-Ryan Owens, co-executive director of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, on the results of a survey of 263 districts about plans to cut school budgets (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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