STOP COMMON CORE IN OREGON BY TIM MCMENAMIN STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton said he won’t consider delaying the Smarter Balanced tests because that would lower expectations, deny parents and schools accurate information about how prepared students are for college and career and leave Oregon lagging behind other states.
timmcmenamin.com/blog.php

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Oregon Students Lag In AP-Course Participation!!

Oregon high school students are taking and passing Advanced Placement courses at a lower rate than their peers in other states. The College Board on Tuesday released its annual”AP Report to the Nation.” The results show 24 percent of recent Oregon graduates took at least one rigorous AP course during high school, well below the national average of 33 percent. The College Board on Tuesday released its annual”AP Report to the Nation.” The results show 24 percent of recent Oregon graduates took at least one rigorous AP course during high school, well below the national average of 33 percent.
www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-students-lag-in-ap…ation

Oregon receives an F- on Public Reporting of State Education Dept School Funding

Oregon’s Department of Education provides more than ten years of Actual Operating vs. Capital Expenditures Per Student reports. The reports contain operating per pupil expenditure data, but fail to provide total per pupil expenditures. Oregon is missing the most recent year of per pupil expenditures. Oregon’s Statewide Annual Report Card includes a table that allows citizens to compare changes in per pupil expenditures over time, though the figures are limited to three years at the state level and they are not adjusted for inflation.
"Oregon does not provide average salary data at the district level nor any average employee benefits".
www.cato.org/cracking-books/oregon

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, even from the parents. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Data Collection is done without parental consent. The collection is done with all age levels including personal data considered by many as an invasion of privacy. To receive more Federal Dollars Governor Kitzhaber got a Federal waiver on FERPA and HIPPA to merge your children’s information into one large data base including the parents personal and financial information.

Bonnie Kiggins Explains Common Core Part One

Textbook content has been rewritten and most parents are unaware of precisely what their children are being taught and how twisted it is from history and fact. There has LONG been an intentional DUMBING DOWN of all children across America and the only way to combat it is to KNOW exactly what is being taught, then do battle with each board of education.

Oregon has the fourth-worst high school graduation rate in the nation!

According to the federal government’s most accurate state-by-state report on the topic Oregon has the fourth-worst high school graduation rate in the nation. The report revealed that Oregon high schools generate far-above-average dropout rates for students of every racial and ethnic group, including the nation’s third-worst graduation rate for African Americans. Earlier tallies by the federal government and research institutes suggested Oregon’s dropout rate was middle-of-the road. In reality, Oregon is one of only five that failed to graduate at least 70 percent of students on time. Nine states, including Iowa and Indiana, graduated more than 85 percent of their class of 2011 students on time.
www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2012/11/ore….html