Quote of the Day 9/21/2015

“They’re there — you have to see the children you used to have in your class. They look up to you. You’re a model of hope of what a college degree can get you.”

-Emerson Elementary teacher Virginia Ayers, speaking about why she is ashamed to seek out help from a food pantry even though Oklahoma’s low teacher pay frequently leaves her unable to afford enough food (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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