A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.
Hae Nay Paw is trying to concentrate. A petite sophomore
at David Douglas High School, she hunches over her desk, scrawling
notes, a curtain of dark hair covering half her face, as if to block out
It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.
It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public
school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly
carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A
A union-backed initiative to repeal the corporate tax rebate draws fire from reformers.
For years, state Sen. Ginny Burdick
(D-Portland) has been working to get rid of one of the biggest oddities
of Oregon’s income tax system, a rebate called the “kicker.”
First passed by the
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