Quote of the Day 7/12/2016

“In Oklahoma, we were struggling, and I was about $60 (each month) away from qualifying for food stamps. That shouldn’t even be something that I am worried about as a teacher.”

-Beckie Eason, one of several teachers who left Oklahoma public school teaching jobs in recent years for higher salaries in other states or careers (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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