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

Oregon Dem control: Decade of deprioritizing education

Oregon Senate Republicans “Today I think of our children, I think of the future of this great state. $7.255 billion is not enough. I believe this is not adequate and that we can, and should, do better for our children.” … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:08 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 8 Comments

Dems laying groundwork to use K-12 as budget hostage, again

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) We have reached the end of the seventh week of this legislative Session.  It is time for a short recap of events.  We started out at a very fast pace, passing several significant bills very … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 11 Comments

Rep. John Davis on K-12 Funding: What Is Our True Commitment?

Oregon House Republican Office Representative John Davis Thursday joined other House Republicans in asking their colleagues to reconsider the proposed $7.235 billion K-12 budget for the 2015-2017 biennium, drawing attention to the 7% proportional decrease in education spending compared to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:48 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, State Budget | 18 Comments

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