Monday, January 14, 2019

Read CAPE's latest Democracy in Education column 
in the Eugene Weekly

Monday, December 31, 2018

War on Parent's Right to Opt Out ?

Portland Public Schools is not the only district that is making opting-out more difficult. This appears to be a trend across the state that includes: no longer mailing out notices, no longer having forms available in front offices, refusing to give forms to students, mandating SBAC for TAG identification, increasing pressure on teachers, etc.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

             War on Parents' Right to Opt Out
is underway in many Oregon districts, perhaps none as egregious and borderline illegal as in Portland. The ODE seems hellbent on increasing SBAC testing (with pilot schools trying out using SBAC formative tests through the year), introducing SBAC science tests (as outlined in the new education budget) and... well, read this memo from a Portland district official to high school administrators...

Monday, December 10, 2018

Check out CAPE member Larry Lewin's recent letter to the Register-Guard 
on classroom disruptions in local schools 
and the need to self-examine internal school policies and practices.

   Schools can’t control all factors influencing violence

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Joint Interim Committee on Student Success Hearing

Hear the work group recommendations for the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success: Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 am in Hearing Room F.

This is also the last time to submit written comments to the Committee: Email:

Tell them to move away from the failed corporate "reform" standardized testing-based model of education. It has caused so much damage to students, teachers and families and has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars.