Quote of the Day | July 10, 2018

“You need the kids to be able to get to school, and you need them to be in a school building that is not 105 degrees, and you need to be able to identify if a kid is not able to hear the teacher. These are generally considered worthy expenditures.”

-Michael Leachman, senior director of state fiscal research for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, speaking about why school funding needs go beyond paying for teachers and direct instruction [Oklahoma Watch]


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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