Quote of the Day 3/3/2015

“I like to think that we are all seeds planted into the soil of public education, until we get covered with the cement mixtures of EOIs, unfunded classes, and overstressed teachers. And how a few of us, the ones who fight through that adversity, see the light through the cracks of the cement, manage to have some type of growth. And what a glorious sight, right? A few trees going through the concrete. Well, looks can be deceiving because it’s not worth the hundreds, no, thousands that get left behind. For there is strength in numbers. It’s easy to remove a tree, but it takes an army to take on a forest.”

-Mustang High School student Kiante Miles, reading his poem during Monday’s education rally at the state Capitol (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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