Quote of the Day 9/25/2014

“No one in this building is happy. This was not our first choice. We tried to make it abundantly clear how frustrated we have been working with McGraw-Hill the past couple of years. This is not an ongoing relationship here. This is a short-term, one-cycle testing contract.”

– Joel Robison, chief of staff at the state Education Department, on the Department’s request that the state Board of Education approve a no-bid contract with CTB/McGraw-Hill for winter testing. SDE had previously fired the company following two consecutive years of statewide testing disruptions. (Source: http://bit.ly/1uIeRN6)


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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