Senator Ted Ferrioli gets $300 million for schools

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Friday, Senate Republicans praised the inclusion of $300 million in bonding for schools in Oregon following their request earlier this session for school bonding in the same amount. “After Democrats woefully underfunded K-12 education … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 1 Comment

Federal Education Carrots Turn into Sticks

By Steve Buckstein The debate over Common Core educational standards and the new Smarter Balanced high-stakes tests is heating up in the state capitol. The carrot of better educational outcomes is being overshadowed by the stick of losing lots of … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:25 | Posted in Education, Federal Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

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 | 19 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

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Individual Responsiblity | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

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