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Public Education

Much of what passes for journalism in Oregon amounts to little more than reproductions of various press releases. This is especially true of the teacher unions, who find a natural partnership with the one-sided legacy media.

We will feature the best informed education experts in Oregon, discussing real school choice, budgetary impact on taxpayers and how to provide quality education efficiently to all of Oregon’s children.

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  • Sound Transit 3 Benefits Questioned May 4, 2016
    Sound Transit 3 envisions light rail as the agency’s primary transportation mode in the Puget Sound region by 2050. Some policy experts and business leaders opposed to the measure argue the return of investment isn’t worth it for the average Puget Sound resident who won’t use them. The post Sound Transit 3 Benefits Questioned appeared […]
  • Dozens Escaped from Mental Hospital Since 2013 May 4, 2016
    A review of police reports and interviews by The Associated Press reveal 185 instances in which patients escaped or walked away over just the past 3 1/2 years or so. Some returned on their own within hours, but many disappeared for weeks or longer. Many were never found. The post Dozens Escaped from Mental Hospital […]
  • ActiveGiver Launches New Cause-Based Platform, Aims to Level the Playing Field for Political Donations May 4, 2016
    At the Bellevue-based ActiveGiver website, users are able to explore a wide-range of issues and causes at the local, state and federal levels and, along the way, select the ones they want to be able to follow, share and donate to moving forward. The post ActiveGiver Launches New Cause-Based Platform, Aims to Level the Playing […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 2016
    1) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
  • Today’s (Late) Top 3 International Stories: Bahrain, Libya & Russia February 18, 2016
    1) On Sunday, four American members of the press were arrested in Bahrain, while covering protests marking the anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Family members now report that on Tuesday, Bahrain released Anna Day and her camera crew after being interrogated. They have left Bahrain. The government claims the four participated in an […]
  • Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 2016
    1) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
  • Happy Birthday, Jane Jacobs May 4, 2016
    As noted in today’s Google doodle, today is Jane Jacob’s 100th birthday. No doubt many people will write positive things about her. However, as the Antiplanner has noted before, her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, is overrated. Jacobs made two points, one of them right, and one of them wrong. Her […]
  • Antiplanner’s Library: Who Owns the World May 3, 2016
    While doing research for my map of the New Feudalism, I found this 2010 book by Irish journalist Kevin Cahill. Despite the shrill cover rhetoric, the book is basically a nation-by-nation (and, in the United States, state-by-state) inventory of land ownership patterns. There are a lot of question marks about some countries, but it helps […]
  • APTA Tinkers with the Deck Chairs May 2, 2016
    Your largest member has just quit, complaining that your organization doesn’t do enough to help it and other large members and that they are underrepresented on your organization’s executive committee. And, oh, by the way, you’re paying your chief executive officer too much. So what do you do? If you are the American Public Transportation […]