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An education lobby crackup

Here’s a column out of Tacoma that some of the Salem budget-setters, and influencers upon budget-setters, might want to read. It could suggest where Oregon’s education community may find itself a few months hence- not far from where Washington’s does now.

A key quote: “To be specific, the Washington Education Association has decided it’s no longer friends with groups that have long been in its political clique. That includes the Washington State PTA, the union that represents school staffers, the League of Education Voters, the Children’s Alliance, Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and Democrats in the state House and Senate.”

Oregon’s situation is no less severe than Washington’s was. Could be that Oregon is a little less rigorous in unwillingness to go the tax route, but there’s little doubt significant cuts are coming. As in Washington.

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