Are Small Birds More Important than Small Kids?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last year the S&P 500 Index had a total return on investment of 32%. That should have been good news for Oregon public schools, which receive twice-yearly checks from an endowment known as the Common … Continue reading

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End mandatory student drug testing in public schools

by Rob Taylor In an effort to follow a national trend, at the beginning of the current school year, The Bandon School Board instituted a mandatory drug-testing policy for students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities sponsored by … Continue reading

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New Education Study Shows: We’re Paying More for Less

Advocates on all sides of the public education spending-versus-results debate cite various statistics to make their respective cases. Some argue that more money leads to better results. Others claim that spending more dollars per student―at least in the ways our … Continue reading

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Too Little of a Good Thing

By William Newell The recent Portland School Board decision to expand enrollment at Benson Polytechnic High School exemplifies an odd mindset within the public education system. The board’s decision allows Benson to increase its enrollment from 821 to 850 students, due to … Continue reading

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Coming This January: The Largest-Ever Rally for School Choice Nationwide

By Kathryn Hickok Millions of Americans nationwide will voice their support for educational opportunity during the fourth-annual National School Choice Week, which begins January 26, 2014. The Week will include an unprecedented 5,500 events across all 50 states, with a goal of … Continue reading

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Lars Larson: Crazy Dem ideas make my job easy

by Lars Larson Do you want to know why my job is so easy? It’s because idiot Democrats keep coming up with crazy ideas. One idea, that comes out of New Mexico from a young lady who happens to be … Continue reading

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Sen. Betsy Close pushes education and jobs bills

Sen. Betsy Close Salem, OR – Two key pieces of legislation introduced by Senator Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) ahead of February’s legislation session will be considered by legislative committees this week. “These two bills represent practical ways to get Oregonians back … Continue reading

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