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“Our System Is Set up to Fail”

“Our system is set up to fail.” That’s not me talking, it’s then-Governor John Kitzhaber in a 2002 entry to his private journal, released as part of a public records request for his email correspondence. The full paragraph reads: “Our … Continue reading

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A Refreshing Alternative to Our Top-Down Public Education System

Many Oregon parents and teachers are standing up to oppose new high-stakes tests designed to measure how well public schools are teaching the controversial Common Core Standards. So-called Smarter-Balanced tests are on track to be given to students in grades … Continue reading

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Will an Education Czar solve Oregon’s education problems?

Governor Kitzhaber’s latest attempt to reform education in Oregon took a major step forward today with his Oregon Education Investment Board’s hire of Rudy Crew as the state’s first Chief Education Officer, our very own education czar. Not to be … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Lewis J. Perelman probably wrote his 1992 book, School’s Out, without knowing anything about Oregon’s 1991 major school reform effort, The Oregon Education Act for the 21st Century that then-Senate President John Kitzhaber supported. But he didn’t have to know … Continue reading

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What are they afraid of?

A tale of Steve Buckstein’s and Russ Dondero’s time together at the State Capitol on February 8th. On Wednesday at 1pm, Hearing Room B in the State Capitol was packed with representatives of virtually every organization and special interest group … Continue reading

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