Oregon Legislature Should Continue Open Enrollment in Public Schools

By Bobbie Jager  On Sunday the fifth-annual National School Choice Week concluded, and states across the nation have had much to celebrate. In the past decade, choice advocates across the political spectrum have worked to pass legislation including full funding for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Oregon Government, Portland, Portland Politics, Portland Schools, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

I’m already paying for enough people’s college

by Dan Lucas In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama talked about making college affordable for every American. He really got my hopes up when he said “But now, we’ve actually got to cut the cost of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bernie Sanders, Education, Federal Budget, President Obama, State Taxes | 8 Comments

Do parents know what’s happening in Oregon school-based health centers?

by NW Spotlight There is an event planned for the upcoming ‘short session’ of the Oregon Legislature to promote Oregon school-based health centers. It’s important for Oregonians to understand what all happens in those school-based health centers – without parental … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Abortion, Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Religious Liberty | 11 Comments

Dem Legislature underfunded K-12 by an additional $29M

Oregon Senate Republicans Bipartisan Committee Says Majority Democrats Left Education $1.8 Billion Short Salem, Ore. – On Thursday, the Joint Special Committee on Public Education Appropriation revised an earlier assessment of K-12 education funding, approving a report stating Oregon schools … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, PERS, State Budget | 5 Comments

Rep. Mike Nearman focuses on education reform

Rep. Mike Nearman (Salem, OR) — Rep. Mike Nearman announced his bills for the 2016 Legislative Session; noting that preserving current education reform, and pioneering new reforms to help improve education are critical. Legislators are allowed two priority bills in … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

2017 PERS rate increases: Growing cost to Oregon schools

Sen. Tim Knopp PERS rates projected to almost double in next 9 years Salem, Ore. – Last week, Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) responded to the adoption of 2017 Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) advisory rates estimated to cost school districts … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Education, Oregon Senate, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget | 26 Comments

That “old technocratic central planning impulse” is alive and well in Oregon

By Steve Buckstein One of the most memorable and talked about lines from the November 10th Republican presidential debate came from Senator Marco Rubio, who said, “For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational education. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Oregon Government, Progressivism, State Government, Unemployment | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

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