Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In the Works rulings on the Kitz-O-Meter

Make education funding stable

Will "make education funding stable."

Create standards for child care and pre-school

Will create "uniform standards for early care and education programs, including workforce training to ensure Oregon’s early childhood professionals have sufficient training and consistent quality to prepare Oregon’s children for Kindergarten."

Link Pre-K and K-12 data systems

Will link "Pre-K and K-12 data systems, ensuring that we have access to superior data on outcomes."

Guarantee two years of community college to those with new Oregon Diploma

Will guarantee "access to at least two years of community college or Oregon university education for students earning the Oregon Diploma."

Integrate state policies related to climate change

"I will also create the authority to integrate all state policies and programs, such as transportation, energy, agriculture, land use planning and others, that have relevance to climate change and energy issues."

Create water measurement program

Will "institute an aggressive water measurement program and water user education program geared toward 'water rights and responsibilities.'"

Diversify (racially) his administration

Will have a racially diverse administration.

Create single state education budget

Will create a single unified state budget for education - the Oregon Education Investment Fund - that would combine the pre-K dollars in the Oregon Department of Education with the State School fund as well as the budgets for community colleges at the Oregon University System.