Quote of the Day 8/20/2014

“Having a highly qualified teacher in every classroom is the most effective strategy for academic improvement, but as a state, that’s not where we’ve chosen to invest our time, energy or resources. It’s short-sighted because it limits the effectiveness of any other plan Oklahoma puts in place.”

-Sean Hime, executive director of Oklahoma State School Boards Association, on a survey that found Oklahoma schools are beginning the school year with more than 800 teacher vacancies (Source: http://bit.ly/1mk8VW6)


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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