Quote of the Day | May 16, 2018

“We do what we need to do for our students and for us to be able to do our job. It would be less of a burden if we were also paid a livable wage.” 

– Anna Graven, a high school American literature teacher in OKC, speaking about how she and most of her colleagues are forced to pay out of pocket for classroom supplies [Source].


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. 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. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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