My goal is to get back to a system where teachers have the freedom to actually teach. Maybe even back to where the grades given in the classes were the appropriate level of accountability in the system. We used to have the best education system in the world. Now, Oregon is dead last in America. It could very well be the only way to get back to where we were is to end the federal intrusion and limit the state intrusion as well. It may be appropriate to give a little bit of the history of how the education system has gotten in the shape it currently is in. We are now in a situation where 75% of the funding is coming from the state. A few years ago the Legislature made the Governor the superintendent of public instruction and allowed him to create a governing board called The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). The Governor then created several other boards, which at the end of the day has just added to the bureaucracy. The reality is that school performance was better when there was local control and unfortunately control tends to come from where the money is. The fault lies with both the legislature and the executive branch as we have both demanded accountability for the money we send to schools, which requires a lot of reporting and data collection that really has little to do with the actual education of kids.


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This is why I am running for North Clackamas Schools Board.!!

The growth of administrative and non-teaching support staff in Oregon has more than tripled over the number of students and teachers since 1992. In the last 21 years the student population has grown by only 15 percent and teachers by only 13 percent. At the same time, the ranks of administrators and non-teaching support staff have grown by 43 percent. If administrative and support staff employment had grown in line with students, Oregon could have saved $300 million annually or hired 3,782 teachers statewide. Going forward, schools must refocus their priorities back on the classroom and away from education bureaucracy.


Parents DO Have Rights. Know Your Rights

With this I am proud to announce I am running for N. Clackamas School Board Position
Oregon school boards have control of district schools and are responsible for educating our children.
Parents have the right to know about:
Curriculum; Surveys; Health Care or Advice Given to Minors; School Based Health Center Services; Supplemental Materials; Be able to inspect instructional materials before and during use; Also be notified in advance of any instructions on human sexuality; Right to request disclosure of public records relating to human sexuality instruction; Right to opt out of objectionable curriculum.
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Parents DO Have Rights. Know Your Rights

With this I am proud to announce I am running for N. Clackamas School Board Position
Oregon school boards have control of district schools and are responsible for educating our children.
Parents have the right to know about:
Curriculum; Surveys; Health Care or Advice Given to Minors; School Based Health Center Services;
Supplemental Materials; Be able to inspect instructional materials before and during use;
Also be notified in advance of any instructions on human sexuality; Right to request disclosure of public records relating to human sexuality instruction; Right to opt out of objectionable curriculum.