Kitzhaber tries to get ambitious education program off the ground


He'll ask lawmakers to create a task force that would study the possibility of merging birth-to-grad-school education programs under a single board.

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    Creating an "Education Investment Board" would not be an ambitious program. It only rearranges the educational status-quo. Creating a task force to study whether or not to create such an "Educational Investment Board" only further takes energy from more substantive educational reform.

    Creating a statewide K-20 online education program would be reform. Making most of the proposed new kindergartens foreign language immersion programs would be reform. Supporting a pilot high school study abroad in China program would be reform. An "Educational Investment Board" just reshuffles the power of the existing status quo stakeholders. It's a time and energy waste.

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