Fixing Oregon's economy means fixing Oregon's schools first

Anna Griffin, Oregonian:

Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber told leaders at Oregon's Business Summit that the state's financial status was horrible, but nobody in the room seemed to target education as a key to future stability.

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    I mostly agree with Anna. I would stress a few other needed educational changes, and stress that those changes need to happen before more funding. But improving our schools is central to an Oregon comeback.

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    Inane. The only one trying to fix the school problem is Sam Adams? Lord have mercy. And union contracts that ensure that bad teachers can be gotten rid of? Sure, and a pony for every kid.

    Better to get rid of the teachers' unions entirely -- which is just as likely to happen.

    More money to the governmental sector is the last thing Oregon needs. So "whatever it takes" best leave that out.

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