Quote of the Day 4/16/2016

“Parents want to be supportive of teachers and what you’re asking is ‘Would you come over and watch our teachers and make sure they’re not cheating?’ They’re not supposed to read a book or do anything but watch a teacher give a test.”

– Eric Doss, director at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, explaining the difficulty in recruiting parent volunteers to serve as state-required test monitors. New, specific state guidelines mandating test group sizes for special needs students and English Language Learners has schools scrambling to recruit volunteers for the three and a half-week testing season. (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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