Quote of the Day 9/7/2018

“There are a lot of promise programs but they are not as robust, as richly rounded and as driven by information and data as [Oklahoma’s Promise] is. As I talk with other groups around the nation and their legislators about financial aid programs that make a difference, that work, this is the one I spotlight.”

– Cheryl Blanco of the Southern Regional Education Board, highlighting the success of the Oklahoma’s Promise tuition scholarship program for low-income students (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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