Quote of the Day | August 20, 2019

“We’ve had two sessions and we’ve gone from cutting to reinvesting. Not enough, but we are reinvesting. How are we going to catch up if we think $1,200 is like ‘yay.’ We have to make sure we don’t get complacent about it.”

– Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist, noting that Oklahoma still has work to do in order to get back to the education funding levels of 2008 [Tulsa World]


Courtney Cullison worked for OK Policy from 2017 to 2020 as a policy analyst focused on issues of economic opportunity and financial security. Before coming to OK Policy, Courtney worked in higher education, holding faculty positions at the University of Texas at Tyler and at Connors State College in eastern Oklahoma. A native Oklahoman, she received an Honors B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with emphasis in congressional politics and public policy from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Courtney was a fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. As a professor she taught classes in American politics, public policy, and research methods and conducted original research with a focus on the relationship between representatives and the constituents they serve.

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