Quote of the Day 8/13/2015

“It’s just brutal right now trying to get people certified. They may have a degree in underwater basket-weaving, and I’m trying to get them a certificate in elementary education.”

-Newcastle Public Schools Superintendent¬†Tony O’Brien, speaking about how Oklahoma schools are allowing increasing numbers of¬†teachers to instruct outside their areas of expertise due to a lack of applicants for many positions (http://abcn.ws/1EoRxbB)¬†


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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