QotD 8/22/17

“We are starting to say that our kids can’t take anymore. We certainly need to fund all of the kids in Oklahoma and we need to provide the best education we can.”

-Oklahoma City Public Schools Board Chair Paula Lewis, explaining the board’s decision to file a lawsuit against the state legislature for failing to adequately fund schools (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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