Quote of the Day 3/3/2014

Parents send us the best they have. They want us to educate their children, but it’s very hard for our students to be at their best when they have no food consistently at home or the proper clothing to come to school. They’re like little adults with adult worries, and they don’t know how to be the child they are.

-Principal Estella Bitson of Hawthorne Elementary, a high-poverty school in north Tulsa (Source: http://bit.ly/1dTbVUG)


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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