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Last Update Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

By Jeff Merkley

When I was growing up, my family was like a lot of Oregon families: My dad was a millwright and my mom stayed at home. At that time, a single working income could buy a three-bedroom ranch house, an annual camping trip, and a dinner out a couple times a year.

We had enough to have faith in the American Dream. Read More »

Striving for a high goal gives us opportunities for improvement
Back in 2011, the Legislature rolled out an ambitious set of goals for the state's education system. By 2025, legislators declared, every adult Oregonian would have a high school diploma. Some 40 percent of adult Oregonians would have an associate degree or some sort of post-secondary credential. The remaining 40 percent of adult Oregonians, legislators decreed, would have earned a bachelor's degree or more. Read More »

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