Quote of the Day 5/15/2014

“Transience is so high that almost half of the students were new to the district this year, and some have already transferred out in the few weeks since the test was taken. Almost one-sixth of the 3rd grade class were homeless. Almost 5 percent were in court-ordered housing. Almost 5 percent have recently buried their mothers.”

-Education writer John Thompson, describing conditions at Crutcho public schools, which had the state’s highest failure rate on a third-grade reading test (Source: http://huff.to/1sRyT7R)


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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