Time to Stop the PERS Pac-Man from Eating Teachers’ Salaries and Taxpayers’ Pocketbooks

By Steve Buckstein What do Pac-Man and public pensions have in common? An intriguing 2016 national study of pension debt and teacher salaries recen...

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Stop Waiting for Superman—Be a Voice for Choice Instead

By Miranda Bonifield Are we waiting for Superman? In 2010, a documentary by that name chronicled the struggles of five kids trying to get a quality...

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How the PERS Pac-Man Eats Teacher Salaries

By Steve Buckstein and Kathryn Hickok What do Pac-Man and public pensions have in common? An intriguing 2016 national study of pension debt and tea...

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Right to Try Goes National

By Steve Buckstein Last week President Trump signed a national Right to Try law, allowing terminally ill patients the right to try drugs that have ...

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Gives Low-Income Parents Real Education Choices

By Kathryn Hickok This spring, the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Oregon program sponsored by Cascade Policy Institute is celebrating twenty years of ...

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New Transportation Tax Is on the Wrong Side of History

By John A. Charles, Jr. Oregon employers began receiving notices this week regarding the new statewide transit tax that goes into effect on July 1....

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Underestimating Public School Spending

By Steve Buckstein A 2017 national poll on education issues found, among other things, that most Americans underestimate how much money is being sp...

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School Choice Leads to Student Success

By Kathryn Hickok Parents know a solid education prepares their children for life, and that path begins in grade school. But many Oregon families a...

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Charters Schools Are a Laboratory for Innovation Within Public Education

By Kathryn Hickok This is National Charter Schools Week. Did you know almost half of Washington, D.C.’s public school children attend tuition-free ...

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Throwing Money at Homelessness Is a Failed Strategy

By John A. Charles, Jr. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler hopes to spend $31 million next year addressing homelessness. This is ten percent more than Port...

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