Nearly Nine of Ten Oregonians Would Opt Out of Regular Public Schools

– Survey Results Find Strong Support for School Choice Among Democrats, Independents, Republicans –

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Contact: Steve Buckstein
Cascade Policy Institute
Tel.: 503-242-0900
Fax: 503-242-3822
E-mail: steven@cascadepolicy.org

Contact: Joe DiLaura, Director of Communications
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Tel.: 317/229-2128 or 317/645-8614
E-mail: joe@friedmanfoundation.org

Nearly nine out of ten Oregon residents would send their children to private, charter, or virtual schools, or educate their children in a home school setting if they had the decision-making authority, according to the results of a public opinion survey released

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Oregon Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies:The Economic and Fiscal Impact Challenges

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Contact: Todd Wynn
Tel.: 503-242-0900
Fax: 503-242-3822
E-mail: todd@cascadepolicy.org

Cascade Policy Institute has released a detailed economic analysis of the challenges of achieving Oregon’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. Oregon Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies: The Economic and Fiscal Impact Challenges discusses the current goals in place and the possible effects of instituting the Western Climate Initiative’s (WCI) cap-and-trade program to help reach those goals.

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Milton Friedman: The Most Influential Economist in History

Rob Kremer gave the following address at the Milton Friedman “Legacy of Freedom” luncheon at McMenamin’s Kennedy School on July 31, one of 50 events nationwide honoring the late Dr. Friedman on his 96th birthday.

I can’t tell you what an honor it is to be here today, and have the chance to pay tribute, on what would have been his 96th birthday, to a man who had a profound effect on my life. Though I never met him, I always felt as if my life and career was somehow steered by the power of Milton Friedman’s ideas.

Milton Friedman is my hero.

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Fifty events to be held later this week to honor Dr. Milton Friedman

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Contact: Joe DiLaura
Tel.: 317-229-2128

INDIANAPOLIS (July 28, 2008) – Fifty events in 41 states and the District of Columbia will take place on Thursday of this week (July 31, 2008) honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Milton Friedman.

The Friedman Legacy for Freedom campaign is sponsored by the Indianapolis-based Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, who is partnering with groups throughout the country to celebrate his birthday and honor his impact on free markets and individual liberties.

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Triple Failure: New Report Examines the Effects of Portland’s 18-Year-Old Polystyrene Foam Ban

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Contact: John A. Charles, Jr.
Tel.: 503-242-0900
Fax: 503-242-3822
E-mail: john@cascadepolicy.org

This week Cascade Policy Institute released a report analyzing Portland’s eighteen-year-old polystyrene foam ban. Sustainable Failure: Why Portland’s Polystyrene Foam Ban Should Be Repealed details why the ban clearly fails the “triple bottom-line” test

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YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AT CASCADE!

Recently, Willamette Week printed a story regarding non-profit organizations utilizing the Cooler Email system to violate the privacy rights of their email audiences. Cascade Policy Institute was one of the organizations mentioned in this article. On Sunday, July 15, the subject arose again on the Kremer and Abrams talk show on KXL radio. To clarify, here at Cascade Policy Institute, we use the Cooler system to promote our Speaker’s Bureau and to send weekly policy briefs and event invitations to our constituents. We do not track who forwards our info to whom, nor do we read personal comments written by our readers. Cooler merely provides a convenient means for us to send mass emails to a large audience. We cannot speak for other organizations who use Cooler, but, at Cascade, we use this service with integrity and we respect the privacy of our readers. Thank you.

To read the Willamette Week article, please log on here. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Tina Pisenti at Cascade Policy Institute, at 503-242-0900.

New Study Shows that Selling the Elliott State Forest Could Double the Common School Fund

For immediate release, March 19, 2007

Cascade Policy Institute released a report today calling for a new management strategy on the Elliott State Forest, including the possible sale to private parties. The study, entitled “Another Option for School Funding: Selling the Elliott State Forest,” was authored by Cascade President John A. Charles, Jr.

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Report Details Decades of Failure at Jefferson High School

Critics Charge Portland Public Schools with Sub-Standard Education

This report was recently covered by both the Oregonian and the Portland Tribune.

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(Portland, OR) — Low test scores and a shocking lack of academic progress in the Jefferson Cluster (Portland’s Jefferson High School and the middle schools and elementary schools that feed into Jefferson) point to necessary educational reforms, according to a report released today by Portland members of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) and the Cascade Policy Institute.

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