Quote of the Day 3/28/2017

“If Facebook had existed in 1988, my ‘On This Day’ feature would probably include a post about my first teaching position in Fort Worth — a position I accepted because my beloved home state, Oklahoma, was not adequately funding education. On this day in 2017, nearly 30 years later, it seems that not much has changed.”

-Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist, urging lawmakers to fund schools in order to avoid the “heinous” consequences of further cuts to education (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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