by Steve Buckstein
In 1991, two distinct educational reform paths took off in Oregon. That was the year Cascade Policy Institute was founded, with education as a chief policy priority. It was also the year that the Oregon Legislature passed the “Oregon Education Act for the 21st Century,” known informally as “The Katz Bill” after then-House Speaker Vera Katz.
Cascade’s efforts, often described under the broad category of “school choice,” identified an inflexible system as the main problem facing (more…)