Poll Suggests Portland Schools Will Ask for Bond in Neighborhood of $500 Million

Willamette Week:

A new poll paid for by Portland Public Schools shows a majority of Portland voters likely would support a $500 million construction bond to renovate and rebuild the district’s aging campuses. Translation? On Monday, Superintendent Carole Smith is likely to announce plans to ask voters in the school district to OK a hefty tax increase [...]

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    I await PPS' specific proposal, but I doubt I can support a $500 million construction bond measure for a school district that is not expanding it Mandarin immersion programs (despite parent demand) and that has no high school study abroad program. What PPS now offers does not meet 21st century student needs.

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    Yuk. Another debate between the "pass all" and "pass none" cliques. None of the people that think for themselves vote. I guess it's how all the non-profits make money, whipping people up with contrived choices.

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