Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How Did This Happen? The History of Oregon's Corporate-Driven Education Policy Model

In January, Tom Olson, of Oregon Save Our Schools, .  The education reform plan was created swiftly with hand-picked voices and strategists, and the public's concerns and input were ignored.  Hopefully, from reading this, Oregonians will realize that we are on the wrong path and demand changes to turn this around into a different and improved model that not only supports a well-rounded and quality-funded education plan but also includes the voices of teachers, parents, students, and community members.

Monday, March 4, 2013

HB 2665 and 2867: Time to Face Poverty in Education

Today the House Education Committee listened to testimony around the effects of poverty in education with and .  Thanks to poverty expert Donna Beegle, Rep. Lew Frederick; and Steve Buel, Tom Olson, and Rex Hagans of Oregon Save Our Schools in providing excellent testimony in support of addressing the effects of poverty in our schools.  Here is a for the record.