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.


ADOLESCENT SEXUALALITY CONFERENCE A NON-STARTER

By Carla Castano Koin6: INSTEAD OF HUNDREDS OF OREGON KIDS FROM 16 OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICTS PILING INTO THE SEASIDE CONVENTION CENTER FOR THE 2-DAY OREGON ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY CONFERENCE IT’S CANCELED THIS YEAR AFTER A SERIES OF KOIN 6 NEWS INVESTIGATIONS EXPOSE STUDENTS WERE LEARNING ABOUT WHAT ODE HEAD ADMITS WAS “INNAPROPRIATE FOR SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS.”
koin.com/2015/04/13/adolescent-sexuality-conferenc…arter


PORTLAND TEACHERS WARNED “KEEP ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WHITENESS”

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 <feicke@edequityoregon.com>
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
503-788-3500 www.edequityoregon.com
daylightdisinfectant.com/portland-teachers-warned-…eness


Tonight at 11 PM Seaside Sex Conference Not Appropriate for Adolesceence!!

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference has been taking place for more than 20 years. But after a KOIN 6 News investigation in 2014, questions arose about the content provided to the teens and tweens in attendance. The Oregon Department of Education now admits the pamphlets were”not appropriate for school age students,” but the overall presentations were OK. Rob Saxton with the Oregon Department of Education sent a letter to school superintendents about the conference. A copy was provided to KOIN 6 News by one superintendent:
koin.com/2015/02/17/doe-sex-conference-pamphlets-n…riate


Tonight 11 PM KOIN 6 Seaside Sex Conference Not Appropriate for Adolescence

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference has been taking place for more than 20 years. But after a KOIN 6 News investigation in 2014, questions arose about the content provided to the teens and tweens in attendance. The Oregon Department of Education now admits the pamphlets were”not appropriate for school age students,” but the overall presentations were OK. Rob Saxton with the Oregon Department of Education sent a letter to school superintendents about the conference. A copy was provided to KOIN 6 News by one superintendent:
koin.com/2015/02/17/doe-sex-conference-pamphlets-n…riate


Seaside Sex Conference Not Appropriate for AdolescenceTonight 11 PM KOIN 6

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference has been taking place for more than 20 years. But after a KOIN 6 News investigation in 2014, questions arose about the content provided to the teens and tweens in attendance. The Oregon Department of Education now admits the pamphlets were”not appropriate for school age students,” but the overall presentations were OK. Rob Saxton with the Oregon Department of Education sent a letter to school superintendents about the conference. A copy was provided to KOIN 6 News by one superintendent……
koin.com/2015/02/17/doe-sex-conference-pamphlets-n…riate


Seaside Sex Conference Not Appropriate for AdolescenceTonight 11 PM KOIN 6

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference has been taking place for more than 20 years. But after a KOIN 6 News investigation in 2014, questions arose about the content provided to the teens and tweens in attendance. The Oregon Department of Education now admits the pamphlets were”not appropriate for school age students,” but the overall presentations were OK. Rob Saxton with the Oregon Department of Education sent a letter to school superintendents about the conference. A copy was provided to KOIN 6 News by one superintendent:
koin.com/2015/02/17/doe-sex-conference-pamphlets-n…riate


KOIN TV Exposes Oregon Sex Education Perversion

Special Announcement Parents’ Rights in Education is excited to inform you that KOIN 6 Investigative Reporter, Carla Castaño is doing a 6-7 minute investigative story entitled "XXX Rated Education" on Tuesday, November 18 at 11:00 p.m. Our grassroots organization has spent a number of years researching, gathering evidence, informing Oregonians about what the Oregon Department of Education considers "healthy sexuality" and "safe sex". Many of you have contributed to our efforts. We are grateful for this! We are very pleased to have yet another opportunity via this upcoming news story, to "inform, equip, and empower" parents, guardians, district residents, school board members, and school officials. This "XXX Rated Education" needs to stop. Oregon students deserve better!
afpclackamas.ning.com/events/event/show?id=3653619…event


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.
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Former Representative Jane Lokan originally secured funding to create Sabin-Schellenberg Tech. Center

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.