Earlier this year, 10,894 Oregonians spoke their minds – and hearts – about education. Despite the astonishing number of voices, Oregonians are in remarkable agreement: The gap between what Oregon students need and what we are giving them is far too large. They asked that we close it, and offered thousands of suggestions.
Two categories accounted for the vast majority of the comments:
We also learned that Oregonians make two important connections:
Most of all, thousands of people described education as the solution to many of the challenges that face us individually and collectively as a state.
We learned a tremendous amount by reading the words of our neighbors. You will too. Read on.
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"Well rounded...an education that complements the individual child's talents and abilities, but still offers opportunity to challenge the student. An education that gets away from the cookie-cutter mentality that says every student must go to college or every student must excel in certain things to be a success..."
—Mother, Eastern Oregon