Quote of the Day 6/28/2016

“Those of us that think ‘It doesn’t matter to me because my children are grown, so what do I care if the child-care industry collapses?’ need to understand the full impact of this decision. These cuts will effect job performance of those who do have young children that are working next to us or providing services we rely on daily. This includes hospital staff, food service industry, education and manufacturing, just to name a few. … Child-care programs will close, early-childhood professionals will become unemployed, families will not be able to find child care, children will not have appropriate early-learning opportunities and so will not be ready for kindergarten, and the cycle will just continue.”

-Karen Smith, executive director of the Child Care Resource Center in Tulsa, about the effect of Oklahoma no longer providing child care subsidies to any new families due to state budget cuts (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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