Quote of the Day 11/2/2015

“On average, Oklahoma’s most at-risk students are taught by teachers who are the least attached to their schools. When a teacher is retained, students are likely better off because they would have been taught by a less experienced replacement. Addressing this disparity and its implied inequity ought to be a top priority for policy makers.”

-University of Tulsa economist Matthew Hendricks, whose research found that teacher turnover rates are highest in Oklahoma’s low-income schools and urban schools (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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