Quote of the Day 10/21/2014

“Teachers that can speak in two languages are a tremendous asset. It creates a special bond between the teacher and the student which helps in the learning process.”

-Shannon Freeman, the Oklahoma City Public Schools’ director of recruiting, speaking about why district officials are conducting interviews in Puerto Rico to fill vacant teaching positions. Almost half of the students in the district speak a language other than English at home (Source: bit.ly/1s0vekI).


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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