High stakes testing and loss of local control spell the end of public education. Schools are forced to teach Common Core, college and career-ready standards, rigor and grit, which only widens the achievement gap and worsens inequality. Money for teachers and smaller class sizes are given to unaccountable profiteers for unproven curriculum. The poor results speak for themselves.
Some farming towns have already gone 100% renewable, generating enough electricity from wind, solar and biogas to sell to their neighbors. Portugal recently went 4 days using only renewable energy. And for the first time, Germany crossed into all-renewable territory one Sunday afternoon last May. Rural renewable energy creates jobs and and puts power back into communities.
More people than ever are moving to Oregon to share our quality of life. Just like the pioneers, clean air and fresh water attract new residents while creating new challenges. Affordable housing is a big part of the solution in both rural and urban Oregon. New policies