Quote of the Day | May 25, 2018

“The state of Oklahoma has exacerbated this situation by placing only children with the greatest problems at the shelter, and then failing to move them into appropriate placements with staff who are specially trained to care for these children. This reflects the state’s continuing failure to plan for the placement of special needs children.”

-Marcia Lowry, the plaintiff’s attorney in a federal class-action lawsuit challenging abuse of Oklahoma foster care children. Monitors put in place following the lawsuit are now calling for the state to close the Laura Dester Children Center and relocate kids by June 30 [Tulsa World].


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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