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The low down on the fall election's ballot measures: Measure 98

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 19th, 2016




The State of Oregon spends less to educate each of its students than the national average, and it receives a poor return in the form of the second-lowest high school graduation rate nationwide in 2013.

Measure 98 would require the state legislature to spend at least $800 annually per high school student to expand career technical education opportunities, college-level courses and dropout prevention. The $800 would be adjusted each year for inflation and population. The measure aims to fund these programs through economic growth, not new taxes. Schools would have to apply to receive these funds.



For the complete article see the 10-19-2016 issue.

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