Category Archives: Christina Martin

School Choice up for Vote Today: Your Voice Could Tip the Balance

Want kids to have more educational options? This afternoon, the Oregon House of Representatives will be voting on three school choice bills that would allow parents to have better access to public schools (especially charter schools). If the House passes … Continue reading

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Oregon On Verge of Important School Choice Reforms – Time for Concerned Voters to Tip the Balance

Now is a pivotal opportunity for you to make a difference for school choice with just a few minutes of your time. Democratic Governor Kitzhaber and the House Republicans are working together behind the scenes together to push through a … Continue reading

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Legislature Considers Anti-Virtual Charter School Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m., the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education will hold a public hearing for a bill that essentially would force Oregon’s virtual charter schools to close. The bill (SB 927) closely resembles an idea that the … Continue reading

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Legislature Considers Shutting Out New Online Charter Schools – SB 927

Today, the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee is again considering Senate Bill 927, which even after 4 series of amendments would stifle innovation for K-12 online education in Oregon. While this bill is less onerous than the OEA’s original … Continue reading

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Legislative Alert – Legislature Again Considers Hurting or Helping Online Schools

Today, (April 19th) the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will consider Senate Bill 927, which would essentially destroy Oregon’s virtual charter schools. I wrote about the idea behind SB 927 last summer in my article, Will Virtual Charter Schools … Continue reading

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Oregon’s K-12 Power Struggle

The Willamette Week published an excellent article yesterday that exposes the ugly politicization of K-12 education in Oregon. The bottom line is that Oregon’s biggest teachers union, the OEA, which gives more money in political contributions per teacher than any … Continue reading

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