Parents demand answers from Head of Oregon Ed Dept Rob Saxton

Parents Rights in Education Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE), a grassroots organization advocating for parents’ rights to guide the education of their children, recently sent a letter directed to Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton in response to a  February 17, 2015 … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:30 | Posted in Education, Oregon Government | 9 Comments

It’s time to properly fund K-12 education in Oregon

by Dan Lucas Back in January, I wrote that the Legislature should focus on education performance because Oregon had the second-worst high school graduation rate in the country. It’s gotten worse since then. In late January The Oregonian reported that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget | 22 Comments

A Refreshing Alternative to Our Top-Down Public Education System

By Steve Buckstein Many Oregon parents and teachers are standing up to oppose new high-stakes tests designed to measure how well public schools are teaching the controversial Common Core Standards. So-called Smarter-Balanced tests are on track to be given to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Individual Responsiblity, Oregon Government, State Budget, State Government, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Head of Oregon Ed Dept OKs teen ‘pony play’ fetish sex-ed

by NW Spotlight Portland, OR – KOIN TV on Tuesday did a follow-up story on their November 18, 2014, investigative report that exposed shocking details about the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) held in Seaside, Oregon. Since the November 2014 report, the head of … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:42 | Posted in Education | 22 Comments

“Don’t Say You Represent the Students”

By Steve Buckstein Republican politicians may no longer be the loudest critics of teachers unions. Influential Democrats are now speaking up also, such as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Here’s what he said in a recent interview: “If (the public) … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Unions | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Real Education Reform

I was asked the other day whether I thought President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide free community college to all was a good idea. I responded that “free” is just another way of saying someone else should pay, and that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Government reform, Portland Schools, Public Employee Unions | 12 Comments

Kitzhaber’s education official OKs graphic sex workshops for minors

Parents’ Rights in Education On November 18, 2014, a KOIN 6 investigative report exposed shocking details about the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) held in Seaside, Oregon. The state responded: 12/01/14 – Oregon Department of Education (ODE) quietly announced the termination … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:42 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government | 19 Comments

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