Quote of the Day 8/30/2016

“I know it’s easier for parents to talk to a local school leader and a local legislator at the capitol. It’s impossible to talk to people in Washington, D.C., and see a difference be made.”

-Ryan Owens, Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration co-executive director, on the new federal law that gives more education policy and decision-making back to state and local control (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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