Quote of the Day 10/17/16

“Teachers have been given lip service from (state leaders) for quite some time. When oil and gas revenues were going great … our legislators and governor said we support public education, but they continued to make cuts. You can’t say that you support public schools and not act on that. It has made teachers very frustrated.”

-Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, speaking about a new poll that shows 79 percent of Oklahoma teachers have an unfavorable view of Governor Fallin and 81 percent have an unfavorable view of the state Legislature (Source).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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