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Teach Oregon is a partnership between school districts and universities to develop a diverse workforce of great teachers. Oregon is tackling the toughest issues of teacher development that every state faces.


Advanced degrees are an important part of the teaching profession. Researchers who limit their research to a test score have undermined the complexity of teaching and enabled anti-intellectual politicians to do harm to teachers.


Sequestration will result in the furlough of teachers and education support professionals in schools under the Department of Defense. This will cause hardship for children and military families.


Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota vetoed a legislative appropriation to Teach For America because he knew their business plan was to seek funding from cash-strapped states while maintaining a well-funded organization. Nevada and North Carolina are going down the same path. They should learn fiscal responsibility from this savvy governor.


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