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. #clackamasschoolboard#milwaukie#oakgrove#happyvalley#oregonschools#NorthClackamasSchool#clackamasschools
By Daylight Disinfectant:Keep on the lookout for where whiteness shows up, share that information with colleagues,.. warns Kim Feicke in a recent email to Portland teachers. Feicke is a highly paid”Diversity Consultant for the Portland Public School System. Dateline Monday March 16, 2015: Recently an unnamed source sent me the following redacted email warning teachers to watch out for whiteness: From: Kim Feicke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Finding Detours: Feicke”works (and I use the word in it’s loosest form) for the Oregon Center for Educational Equity (OCEE), a private company providing training for Portland teachers. They are raking in the big bucks. Teachers travel to the Village Green Resort and stay overnight for several days for the firm’s training sessions. This is a five star resort on 17 Acres which includes themed gardens. Kim Feicke Oregon Center for Educational Equity
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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
Talked with Former Rep. Jane Lokan (R-HD41) she originally secured funding to create the Sabin-Schellenberg Tech. Education Center in North Clackamas School District. Sabin is a great example of an efficient delivery model for career and technical education. College isn’t the right path for every kid, it wasn’t in my family, that is why Rep. Lokan sponsored Bills for millions in new grants specifically targeted at career and technical ed. programs all across the state. That is why I am proud to have the Endorsement of former Representative Jane Lokan.