By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The Oregon Education Department is throwing away money by spending $26 million on preschool programs that never had enough or any children enrolled. This is the government agency, propelled by the teachers’ union that often handpicks the politicians that rule over the state.
KATU News reports: “The Early Learning Division, part of the Oregon Education Department, spent about $26 million on preschool slots over the past two school years for low-income kids that never enrolled. This means millions of dollars that were supposed to help low-income families send their children to preschool, a worthy cause, were not used for that purpose.”
A location in Portland admitted to paying preschool teachers a measly $17 an hour, while the organization got thousands of dollars ‘to keep the lights on’ from the state and the Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans during COVID-19.