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 | 10 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

2015’s Forward-Looking Celebration of School Choice

By Kathryn Hickok January 25-31 is National School Choice Week. Every January, National School Choice Week highlights the need for effective educational options for all children “in a positive, forward-looking, fun, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan way.” Planned by a diverse coalition … Continue reading

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What should this legislature focus on?

by Dan Lucas The 78th assembly of the Oregon Legislature will officially start February 2nd.  The Oregon House and Senate will begin considering thousands of new bills. As they work through all of those new bills, what should they focus … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Jobs, OR 78th Legislative Session | 83 Comments

The ever-elusive K-12 school funding in Oregon

by Dan Lucas The Portland Tribune ran an article a couple of days ago on the upcoming Oregon legislative session. It focused on Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) starting his role as chairman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:57 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, PERS, State Budget, State Taxes | 39 Comments

Can Texas lesson help Oregon graduation rates?

by Sen. Doug Whitsett When it comes to education, every kid counts. This week, Klamath Community College President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez led a group of 15 state, regional and southern Oregon educators to McAllen, Texas. The purpose of the trip … Continue reading

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What should Oregon fund by exploiting people’s addictions?

by Dan Lucas Oregon has now passed Ballot Measure 91, legalizing the use of marijuana. Oregonians voted 56% to 44% to allow the “possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana by/to adults, subject to state licensing, regulation, and taxation.” Projected marijuana … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Education, State Budget | 28 Comments

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