Educational Choice: A “Ticket to the Future” for Every Child

By Kathryn Hickok Derrell Bradford has spent his adult life passionately advocating for education reform through parental choice. Derrell grew up in southwest Baltimore and received a scholarship to a private high school. Better than anyone, he knows the power … Continue reading

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Measure 97 and the Mirage of School Funding

By John A. Charles, Jr. Proponents of Measure 97 have consistently claimed that if the measure passes, it will generate an additional $3 billion annually for public education and other social services. Judging from the comments I’ve read in various … Continue reading

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Portland Schools Need More Than a New Superintendent

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland school superintendent Carole Smith announced her resignation this week after nine years on the job. The next steps are predictable: The school board will conduct a national search for a successor and eventually sign … Continue reading

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Closes the Achievement Gap for Low-Income Kids

By Kathryn Hickok Since 1999, the nonprofit Children’s Scholarship Fund has empowered more than 152,000 low-income children nationwide to receive a quality education in private and parochial grade schools through privately funded partial-tuition scholarships. Children’s Scholarship Fund parents value high-quality … Continue reading

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Is Oregon DHS putting political correctness ahead of children’s wellbeing?

by Colin C. Cortbus Oregon Officials Told To Ignore Immigration Status When Considering Relatives’ Foster Parent Applications Oregon’s Department of Human Services instructs its social workers to disregard the immigration status of relatives when considering them as potential foster parents … Continue reading

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Oregon’s poor performance on 2016 Federal Child Welfare Review

Oregon House Republicans Child Welfare System Did Not Meet National Standards In Any Of 14 Areas Assessed Salem, Ore. – On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Oregon Department of Human Services Director Clyde Saiki informed members of the Legislature of Oregon’s … Continue reading

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