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Could We Really Be Driving on Platinum Streets?

While politicians may be forgiven for stretching facts when it comes to making their points, they shouldn’t totally ignore economic reality. That’s what seemed to happen on July 6, the last day of the Oregon 2015 legislative session, when a … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

The concept that everyone should earn at least some government-mandated minimum wage is politically very appealing. It’s almost the classic example of taking from the few and giving to the many. “The few” in this case are portrayed as rich … Continue reading

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Sal Khan Schools Oregon Legislators

Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, started making online videos to tutor his cousins. The videos gained popularity far beyond his cousins as kids across the country started benefiting from Mr. Khan’s clear and free lessons. He quit his day … Continue reading

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Victories for Oregon’s K-12 Kids Today: School Choice Bills Pass House and Senate

Today, Oregon’s legislators looked somewhat frenzied as they fought for key education reforms in Oregon. After tense negotiations, significant amendments, and a tug-of-war on several education bills, the Oregon legislature passed a package of education reforms with strong bi-partisan support. The … Continue reading

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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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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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Land Use bills to watch

Attached are some land use bills to keep your eyes on for the 2011 Oregon Legislative Session. Land Use bills for 2011

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