Quote of the Day | July 22, 2019

“We disincentivized going into teaching as a profession, by all the cuts and not treating educators as professionals for so long. It’s going to take time to reverse that trend. It’s going to take years of investment to make up the deficit that there was in that pipeline.”

– Alicia Priest, President of the Oklahoma Education Association, on the shortage of certified teachers in Oklahoma [Norman Transcript]


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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