During the pandemic, Oregon was one of the last states to open schools in the entire country and kept kids in masks longer than most other states. The government teachers’ unions fought to get teachers to the front of the line for vaccines in front of vulnerable seniors, and then continued to fight to keep kids at home in isolation. The Oregon Department of Education has been pushing politicized agendas on our kids, and with newly adopted social standards that include teaching sex-ed to kindergartners, curriculum will only get worse.
As anyone who is paying attention could have guessed, post-pandemic Oregon test scores plummeted far worse than most places in the nation. Yet very few school districts have a plan to catch kids up on reading,