What the Oregon Dem majority still needs to accomplish

by Dan Lucas 1 in 4 Oregonians is on Medicaid, the government health care payment system for the poor. That does not include older Oregonians who are on Medicare. Additionally, 1 in 6 Oregonians is on food stamps. Last November … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget, Transportation | 15 Comments

Tennessee Special Needs Kids Get Choices in Education

By Kathryn Hickok Tennessee just became the 28th state to enact a private school choice program, giving parents more options for their children’s education. Governor Bill Haslam signed the nation’s fourth Education Savings Account law last Monday. Arizona, Florida, and Mississippi … Continue reading

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Oregon Dems put political agenda ahead of K-12 funding

Oregon Senate Republicans Democrats raid K-12 education, rejecting intent of voters to spend corporate kicker on Oregon students Salem, OR – Senate Democrats are undermining the will of Oregon voters by refusing to spend the corporate kicker on K-12 education, … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:13 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 6 Comments

Low-Income Scholarship Recipients “Highly Successful” in High School and Beyond

By Kathryn Hickok The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice just released an exploratory study examining the graduates of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore. CSF Baltimore is a privately funded scholarship program helping low-income children in the Baltimore area to attend … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to fund K-12 education in Oregon?

by Dan Lucas The Oregon House of Representatives passed a $7.255 billion K-12 education budget, and it passed yesterday in the Oregon Senate. The voting was along party lines. Democrats, who control the state House and Senate, voted yes for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Senate Dems pass K-12 budget that underfunds Oregon schools

Oregon Senate Republicans Reject Senate Republican Proposal for Additional K-12 Funding Salem, OR – Today, Democrats passed a $7.225 billion K-12 budget that underfunds education on a party-line vote in the Oregon Senate. After over three hours of debate on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Oregon Dems play politics with K-12 funding

Oregon House Republican Office House Democrats Pass Inadequate Funding Bill That Shortchanges Oregon Students, Teachers and Schools – House Republicans Called for Increased, Stable Funding for K-12 Education Salem, OR – On a party-line vote, and despite concerns from dozens … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget, State Taxes | 6 Comments

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