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 | 25 Comments

Oregon state agencies support sex ed conference that promotes meth use

by NW Spotlight KOIN TV in Portland ran a rather astonishing story Tuesday night. The story was about a sex education conference held each year in Seaside, OR – the Adolescent Sexuality Conference. KOIN reported that children as young as … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Education, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority | 12 Comments

Dissing Online Education

By Steve Buckstein One can imagine that blacksmiths and buggy whip makers didn’t take kindly to the automobile revolution that started in the late 19th century. Those at risk of losing their horse-related jobs likely made the case for resisting … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Time for a “New Business Model” for the Elliott State Forest

By John A. Charles, Jr. Oregon’s political leaders have the chance to do what they frequently ask of the state legislature: provide more money to Oregon’s schools. So why aren’t they doing it? The Elliott State Forest on Oregon’s South Coast … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Land Use Laws, State Budget | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Chuck Riley campaign turns to out-right lies in race against Bruce Starr

Oregon Senate Republicans Hillsboro, OR – In a desperate attempt to undermine Senator Bruce Starr’s strong record supporting education in Oregon, Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) and the Democratic Party of Oregon have sent a mailer to thousands of voters that are … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in 2014 Election, Education, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 11 Comments

Sara Gelser’s 9 year political career: a steady decline in education spending

Oregon Senate Republicans Betsy Close fought for $150 million increase to Gelser’s school budget Albany, OR – As a percentage of overall state discretionary spending, classroom spending has declined by almost 3% under Sara Gelser’s (D-Corvallis) watch as State Representative … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:22 | Posted in 2014 Election, Education, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 13 Comments

School Choice Fosters Students’ “Profound Gratitude,” Author Says

By Kathryn Hickok Students everywhere are back in school, including grade school children from low-income families who are attending Oregon private schools thanks to the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland. New York Post columnist Naomi Schaefer Riley recently interviewed a diverse group of students … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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