According to Kulongoski we have a problem.
The recent recession illustrated the dangers of relying on an unpredictable revenue system to fund our children’s education.
Education Enterprise will make education funding a priority, protecting it against future economic downturns. It will immediately establish a stable funding source by committing 61 percent of the state’s general fund to education. In every following budget cycle, each sector of the public education system will receive an increase of at least 10 percent over the previous budget to address new educational needs and expand successful programs.
Nothing on Kulongoski's website talks about current failures of the public education system. Like how come only 42% of 4th graders meet the standard when tested for writing? (that means 58% are failing for you public school kids) "The kids" get a brief mention in his proposal but it's mostly about money, and the part about the kids, only money can gurantee their success.
So why the myopic insistence that the only possible problem is a "lack of funding?" Why the promise of specific increases in money?
Oregon Education Association, American Federation of Teachers-Oregon and Oregon School Employees Association Unite Behind Ted Kulongoski for Governor
The groups also praised the Governor's Education Enterprise plan, which will: guarantee early education, K-12 and post-secondary institutions a minimum 10 percent funding increase each biennium
Hey, if you promise me money I'll endorse you too! Does anyone else feel a little sick because we have an "I'll give you stuff if you vote for me" system?