Oregon Public Schools Threatened By Failing Grades, High Costs And Changing Demographics
Teacher salaries averaging over $40,000, with many earning over $60,000 per year, have combined with declining enrollment and declining educational achievement to pose a Catch-22 dilemma for many Oregon school districts. The way forward for Oregon's students is not promising.
In Oregon, there is an institutionalized hue and cry asserting that the lack of money is always the root cause of public education's failures and the underperformance of our students. In the liberal media and among its supportive politicos, it's always about the lack of money for education in Oregon...It's never about demanding acceptable performance from highly paid educators.
It's like saying that the Ford Pinto wasn't fundamentally flawed, they just needed more money for a better marketing plan.