Restore the Trust in State Trust Lands

By Anna Mae Kersey When Oregon joined the Union, the U.S. Congress granted it control of State Trust Lands, public lands managed by the state to support public education in perpetuity through the Common School Fund. Currently, 96 percent of … Continue reading

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Milton Friedman Legacy Day 2015

By Steve Buckstein Today we join with others around the world to celebrate Friedman Legacy Day. Nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman would have been 103 years old today. I first met Milton and his wife Rose in Ashland in … Continue reading

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Will “Free” Tuition Make College Cost More?

By Thomas Tullis On July 17, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 81, the “Oregon Promise” legislation that allocates $10 million to a “free” community college tuition program for Oregon students. With college tuition having increased ten-fold over the last … Continue reading

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Nevada’s Education Innovation

By Emma Newman According to the U.S. Department of Education, Oregon’s 2013 graduation rate is the worst of all 49 states which reported data. Nevada, which held Oregon’s position at the bottom in 2012, has decided to do something truly … Continue reading

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Oregon taxpayers on hook for ‘free’ college education for undocumented aliens

Thanks to legislation passed by Democrat majority by Sen. Doug Whitsett During the 2013 regular session, the Legislative Assembly enacted House Bill 2787. It was better known as the “Tuition Equity Act,” and passed with a significant bipartisan majority vote. … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans push for enough funding for 4,000 new teachers

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Monday, Senate Republicans released a “Reverse Christmas Tree” package of wasteful spending bills passed or by the Democrat-controlled legislature this session. The $203 million in expensive, unnecessary projects and policies should be sent immediately … Continue reading

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