Quote of the Day 12/10/2014

“We’re losing teachers right now to other states. Who would like to work in the same place for the same amount of money with no increase whatsoever, and at the same time your bills are going up? It’s demeaning. It comes to the point where you love your job so much, you go hungry.”

– State Rep. Mike Brown, discussing how low pay contributes to the state’s teaching shortage (Source: bit.ly/1uiJUxh)


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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