Quote of the Day 8/11/2015

Attention a teacher devotes to acclimating a new student takes away from instruction time for everyone. In classrooms where the population is in constant flux, this impacts the learning of all students. Yet we expect educators to produce good test results amidst what one master teacher once described to me as ‘a river of children.’

-Tulsa Attorney Mark Barcus, writing the Oklahoma needs better strategies for helping children who frequently switch schools due to unstable families or economic situations (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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