“State board increases Oregon’s HS graduation requirements” – (Jan. 19) This phrase sounds strikingly familiar. We here in Michigan recently legislated "tougher" graduation requirements. The same cast of characters (Achieve, Inc., Matt Gandal, Clifford Adelman) made claims based on shoddy research, or misrepresented research to pull an end run around parents to put into place the agenda of the Business Roundtable. Visit my blog and read the article "In Michigan It's All Business, As Usual" and decide for yourself. Hopefully the good folks of Oregon won't be as completely snookered as we were in Michigan. Godspeed.
Scott W. Baker